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Apricot Nectar - Floribunda Rose

Apricot Nectar

Floribunda. Bred by Boerner in USA (West) in 1965.
Use:
 
Bed, Border, Container
Color:
 
Pale Apricot
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Fruit
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The flowers of Apricot Nectar range in color from pale apricot through buff to ivory. It has been a garden favorite for decades, but is losing popularity with the arrival of good David Austin roses in the same color range. As with many roses bred in California, it will get some fungal disease; but if grown in good soil and given good care it can overcome these problems. McKeon recommends pruning off 2/3 of canes to discourage disease.