'Playboy' rose References
Article (magazine) (Dec 1999) Page(s) 13-15.
The single-petalled floribundas are usually the earliest to bloom in the spring, and they tend to recycle fairly quickly. For me, 'Playboy' is the first floribunda to bloom... Hard pruning will encourage production of bigger sprays...
Book (Apr 1999) Page(s) 64-65. Includes photo(s).
One of Rayford Reddell's choices for its cut-flowers... Bronze buds open quickly to form blossoms whose petals are randomly splashed orange, yellow, and scarlet...
Website/Catalog (4 Jan 1999) Page(s) 41. Includes photo(s).
Playboy Description... blossoms are single with 7 to 19 petals of absolutely raucous, vivid colors -- orange and scarlet with a brilliant yellow eye... very disease-resistant...
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 476-477. Includes photo(s).
Playboy Cluster-flowered/Floribunda. Royal National Rose Society Trial Ground Certificate 1975. Description... Originating in northern Scotland, this rose has proved a real sun lover, for it is most popular in warm climates where the bright orange-yellow flowers with scarlet shading attain a size and intensity of color not so evident at home... The original name, 'Cheerio', was soon abandoned in favor of one that suits the ambience of the rose so well...
Book (1996) Page(s) 111. Includes photo(s).
Playboy ('Cheerio') Cluster-flowered floribunda bush... [bred in Scotland] popular in a climate like that of California... The colours are a melange of orange-yellow shaded scarlet... After thirteen years in commerce, 'Playboy' received its first Gold Medal, from Portland USA.
Book (1994) Page(s) 127.
Playboy Description... a wonder rose in the USA, yet almost a forgotten variety in Britain... The colour is truly eye catching, with orange and scarlet adorning a deep yellow eye...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 458.
Playboy® Floribunda, scarlet, gold eye, single, 1976, ('Heerio'); 'City of Leeds' x ('Chanelle' x 'Piccadilly'); Cocker. Description.
Book (1991) Page(s) 132.
an orange Floribunda that gathered more fans in the United States than it ever did in Scotland, where it was named 'Cheerio'.
Book (1977) Page(s) 32.
E. F. Allen, Awards To New Rose Seedlings In Great Britain In 1976.
Playboy ['City of Leeds' x ('Chanelle' x 'Piccadilly')]. This floribunda, by Cocker of Aberdeen, was also described in 1975 (TG. No. 3071). The semi-double flowers are blended flame, yellow and pink and it has a good scent. Certificate of Merit.
Book (1976) Page(s) 74.
E. F. Allen, Awards To New Rose Seedlings In Great Britain In 1975
Playboy ('City of Leeds' x seedling). A very gay floribunda, by Cocker, with semi-double flame coloured flat flowers which have darker petal edges. It has moderate scent and I found it most attractive. Trial Ground Certificate.