RoseFile Database

Ole - Floribunda Rose

Ole

Floribunda. Bred by Armstrong in USA (West) in 1964.
Use:
 
Bed
Color:
 
Scarlet
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Moderate - about 3 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments It bears scarlet flowers in goodly numbers and with good continuity through the season. The flowers have high-centered form and are held above dark, glossy foliage which sets them off nicely. It's a solid rose in California, if not a stellar one.

BTW: It's no longer easy to make a strong case for growing Ole far from its place of origin. By comparison, Euopeana is a bright scarlet red flower with an ARS rating of about 9.0. Trumpeter and Impatient planted en masse can both put on better shows; but there may be some who find the relaxed habit of Ole desirable, or who find its exact shade of scarlet to be perfect. Or like the shape of its flowers or way its flowers age. In other cases, its good fragrance may be a compelling factor.