'Absolutely Fabulous' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Ronda's Carolina Garden
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Butter-yellow. Strong, anise, licorice fragrance. 30 to 45 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, globular, old-fashioned bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, rounded. Medium, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.
Height of 28" to 33" (70 to 85 cm). Width of 20" to 26" (50 to 65 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Heat tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , very mildew resistant. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. 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.
very abundant bloom, sweet licorice fragrance, very glossy foliage, old fashioned form, rounded bush
Renamed 'Absolutely Fabulous’ in the UK