RoseFile Database

Princess Alice - Floribunda Rose

Princess Alice

Floribunda. Bred by Harkness in UK in 1985.
Use:
 
Border, Bed
Color:
 
Yellow
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight Fruit
Remontance:
 
Excellent Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments In the late eighties Harkness managed to release several roses that each garnered a huge numbers of awards. This was one of them. If one judges merely by the number of awards, it is impossible to do better than this rose in a clear yellow floribunda. It would appear that this rose is not quite such a metallic yellow as Sunsprite and that there is a little more charm to the shape of the petals. Still, Sunsprite rates much higher among ARS members than Princess Alice. Still, due to its softer color, there may be garden spots made happier by the presence of this rose than by the higher rated one.