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'Frankie' rose Description
'Frankie' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Frankie
Exhibition name: Frankie
Bred by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hastings (United States, 2001).
Pink blend.  Flowers light mauve with pink edges; deep pink revers.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' (120 cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition, garden or landscape.  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.  
The breeder provided this information about 'Frankie': Floribunda, 2001; flowers light mauve with pink edges [pb], deep pink reverse, single (4-11 petals), medium (4"), slight fragrance, borne mostly solitary; prickles small, curved down, moderate in number; foliage, dark green, semi,glossy; bushy, medium (4 ft.) growth; landscape, garden, exhibition, ['Altissimo' X unknown]; Hastings, Mr. & Mrs. Frank.
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