The Passionate Kisses Rose is a pink colored rose, that is considered one of the best of the Floribunda roses.
The medium to large semi double flowers come in clusters of large sprays.
The 'Passionate Kisses' rose blooms are a medium carmine pink color with silver pink on the undersides of the petals.
Type Floribunda (Some classify this rose a Hybrid Tea)
Hybridizer Michele Meilland Richardier (France) 1998
Blooms The rose is Carmine pink with a silver pink reverse. Medium size blooms are 3 1/4" across with 30-35 petals It has clustered-flowered bloom form
Foliage Semi-glossy, dark green medium sized foliage Dense-lots of foliage
Growth Habits This rose grows bushy and tall to around 5'
Fragrance Only light fragrance to none
Awards Gold Medal Bagatelle, Dublin
Hardy zones 7b and warmer
This lovely pink rose bush produces large sprays of semi-double roses practically non stop.
The blooms on Passionate Kisses are outstanding, and very good for cutting. There is very little fragrance, but The blooms are long lasting and non-fading.
When it was first introduced by Meilland International in 1988, it was quite popular by the name alone. It is after all, a very romantically named rose. (Passionate Kisses) But once people actually grew it, and saw for themselves how well it performed,they turned the attention to the pretty blooms that came so abundantly, and the fact that it was also disease resistant.
The plants grow to a moderate height, and width (4-5' tall by 3-4' wide), and have good disease resistance.
Overall it is makes a nicely shaped rose bush, with good disease resistance and beautiful blooms .
The roses are produced in flushes throughout the growing season.
Note; This rose is not as hardy as most Floribunda roses, and in cooler zones, it will need winter protection.
Best uses for this rose;
Garden rose, landscape use, great cut flowers!
Do you Grow this Rose?
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From; Mandi (Southern California)
I simply love this rose! My bushes are never without blooms. They bloom nonstop in my garden. The color of mine are more of a bright, salmon, almost neon pink color. Beautiful rose.