The Tropicana Rose displays beautiful and unique orange roses that are Hybrid Tea roses.
The orange-red coloring of this rose, was a color break-through at the time of its introduction. It was the first Hybrid tea rose to have such a color. Today you can find many roses that display such color, but Tropicana is still a popular Tea rose, with a lovely shade of orange roses.
Try pairing them with some yellow roses
for a beautiful cut-flower arrangement. These roses make wonderful
flowers for cutting. They hold up well, and last a long time once cut.
Type Hybrid Tea Rose
Hybridizer Tantau, 1962
Blooms Beautiful orange/red, 3-6 inch flowers, with cup-shaped blooms, have 30-35 petals
Growth Habits The bush grows medium, upright, is very vigorous, and well branched. Plants grow 4-6 feet high
Foliage dark green, glossy, leathery foliage.
Fragrance Fragrance is moderate, fruit-scented
Awards National Rose Society Presidents International Trophy 1960,Portland Gold Medal 1961,All American Rose Selection 1963, American Rose Society Gold Medal 1967
Hardy Zone 5-9
Flowering begins with large, pointed buds, which open to double 3-6 inch, cup-shaped blooms that have 30-35 petals.
In Europe this rose is known as Super Star. This should give you some idea of the popularity of this rose. The Europeans consider it to be a super-star for all the good qualities it has.
These lightly fruit-scented blooms grow as singles, or sometimes with clusters of several flowers. All season bloom is excellent. The flowers hold their color well, even in the hottest of climates.
This Rose, 'Tropicana' is covered with with fluorescent salmon-red flowers that hold their color even in the hottest sun of summer.
The blooms, reaching 6 inches across, have a fruity scent. Tropicana also has value as a cut flower because the blooms last more than a week when cut.
The Tropicana Rose has better than average disease resistance, although it is prone to mildew. Fight mildew with this. It is also quite winter-hardy.
These orange roses make excellent cut flowers, for many reasons: Lovely fragrance, long stems, and a long vase life. No wonder it is an All-American Rose Selections (AARS) winner.
Tropicana is the winner of more awards than any other Rose in history.
The honors include the prestigious All-America Gold Certificate, in
addition to 15 international prizes!