RoseFile Database

Angel Face - Floribunda Rose

Angel Face

Floribunda. Bred by Swim in USA (West) in 1968.
Use:
 
Bed, Container, Border,
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The central petals are a light mauve, the outer ones darken toward purple or crimson. This happens to be the best cluster-flowered rose in this color. A rose with this much mauve is expected to be fragrant, and it is. Parent Sterling Silver is reputed to be all but impossible to grow away from the California coast. And its other two grandparents don't get out much anymore. This would cause us to expect a certain lack of vigor in this rose; but a lot of people are extremely pleased with it. The rose parented the very popular Playgirl and Lagerfeld which are both favorites of their type.