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Precious Platinum - Floribunda Rose

Precious Platinum

Floribunda. Bred by Dickson in Ireland in 1974.
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Use:
 
Bed, Hedge
Color:
 
Scarlet
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Yes
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 4 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended for Mass Plantings

Comments Precious platinum, when carefully tended, can make an impressive bed of bright scarlet red roses. But if it is not carefully pruned, it can get really lanky, holding flowers high above an open plant. It is certainly an interesting look, but not what one usually plans for in rose beds of floribundas. It is quite disease resistant for a red rose, and is probably worthy of more attention.

BTW: This rose is listed by the Agricultural extension service at Purdue University in Indiana as a rose resistant to blackspot, mildew and rust. There are not many places better suited to the cultivation of blackspot than central Indiana, so this is a solid recommendation.