The Escapade rose are hardy Floribunda roses with semi-double mauve pink roses.
The pretty, silvery pink colored blooms have a white eye with a clump of yellow stamens in their center.
The fragrant blooms form in large, somewhat crowded sprays.
This rose is so popular, the soft looking semi-double pink roses are easily identified from a distance.
The buds on the Escapade rose are a bright crimson color, making a nice contrast to the lighter colored open flowers that appear almost continuously.
Hybridizer Jack Harkness (Britian) 1967
Blooms Mauve-pink with a white eye, and yellow stamens. Semi-double with 12 petals. Flowers are about 2 1/2' across
Foliage Dense, glossy, pale green foliage
Growth Habit Grows dense, shrubby around 4'
Fragrance Light, musky
Awards Badeb-Baden Gold Medal 1968, Belfast Gold Medal 1968, Copenhagen First Prize 1970, Anerkannte Deutsch rose 1973, Award of Garden merit 1994
Hardy Zone 4-9
These Floribunda roses have a shrubby growth habit, that are low growing (usually 2-4') It has dense, glossy green foliage.
This is an exceptionally hardy bush that is healthy and free from fungal diseases in both hot and cold climates... but in mild/humid climates, black-spot could be a problem.
This is a highly rated rose that should be a must for every garden able to grow it! (It's on My list)!
It is especially nice when planted in a mixed border!
The flowers tend to fade quickly in hot climates, and usually appear as a pale pink color.
Escapade is a cross between a Purple Polyantha and a Pink Floribunda (Pink Parfait x Baby Faurax)
The breeder of this rose (Jack Harkness)named it Escapade, because he said the bees liked it so much, the pink roses were always on an escapade with the bees!
The honey bees Love this rose!
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