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'Showbiz' rose Description
'Showbiz' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheila Myatt
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
63 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Floribunda.
Registration name: TANweieke
Exhibition name: Showbiz
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1980).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Red.  Mild, sweet fragrance.  28 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very double, in large clusters, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, well-branched.  Large, dense, leathery foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 16" to 2' (40 to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,844  on  4 May 1982   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/190,908  on  25 Sep 1980
Notes:
In Spring 2002, sjzwheels reported that this rose could be found at CostCo.