The Bill Warriner rose, are lovely pink/salmon colored Floribunda roses. This rose epitomizes all that is good in a Floribunda rose! It produces classic, Hybrid tea form flowers that are outstanding.
It is a constant bloomer, producing generous clusters of well-spaced, large blooms throughout the growing season. The Bill Warriner rose flowers in shades of orange, salmon, and coral, and a bush in full bloom, is a showpiece in the garden.
Clusters of these coral colored Floribunda roses are stunning in the vase! It’s no wonder why it has such a great color combination, with parents such as “Sunflare”, and “Impatient”.
Flowers stand up well in the rain. They really show up well against the dense, dark foliage. Pointed, ovoid buds turn into sweet, perfect flowers, borne in generous clusters, that make great bouquets.
Try planting them near roses in shades of yellow, orange, or coral. Any blue plants such as Delphiniums make nice garden companions for this rose.
Type Floribunda Rose
Hybridizer Kieth Zary 1996
Growth Habits Medium size, compact bush can grow up to 4-5’ in warmer climates
Blooms Salmon, coral pink color, double blooms, ruffled
Foliage Medium size, dark green, semi-glossy, moderate straight thorns
Fragrance Slight, sweet fragranceHardy zone
A very versatile rose, it can be used in beds, borders, containers, cut flowers, and garden roses.
If that’s not enough, the bush is also disease resistant to mildew and rust.The glossy green leaves make a nice back drop for the stunning rose flowers.
This rose was named in memory of “Bill Warriner”, a prolific hybridizer, who worked for Jackson and Perkins. J&P introduced it in 1998. Warmer climates will have it reaching 4-5’ tall, but it will stay smaller (3-4’) in cooler climates. It is also recommended that it be given winter protection in zone 5, because of reports of it not surviving the winters there.
Its great blooming ability, compact habit, disease resistance, and long bloom season make it the perfect landscape rose.
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