'Mercedes ®' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Samuel
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Mercedes ®
Floribunda, Florists Rose.
Orange or orange-red. None to mild fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost). Large, medium green, leathery foliage.
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Vigorous. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew. 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.