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'Simsalabim' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 73-770
most recent 24 FEB 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 AUG 13 by SoCal Coastal Rosarian
Simasalabim is one of the most beautiful and attention grabbing roses that there is. The rose is highly variable as evidenced by the photos posted on HMF. The plant has the unwelcomed habit of reverting back to its Frisco origin as a pure yellow rose. I grow 4 of the numerous manifestations of Frisco. It seems that Simsalabim is the most mildew prone. In our clime it needs constant protection against powdery but it is well worth the effort. It is not a rose recommended for those adverse to spraying, although a bush covered with powdery will occasionally produce those eye popping blooms. The rose poses a conundrum for exhibitors as at least one authoritive source classifies the rose as a hybrid tea which it is not. The rose is a classic miniflora as we know the class. The ARS should declare that all roses which are primary, secondary and tertiary sports of Frisco be classified as minifloras for exhibition purposes. This group of roses is too important and interesting to be denied a rightful place in our rose shows. Nuff said!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 FEB 19 by jmile
Simsalabim and Abracadabra and Hocus Pocus etc. are fairly free of black spot in my spray free garden. They have some black spot in the transition period between Spring and Summer but they lose these leaves and spend the rest of the year fungus free. We are blessed with low humidity most of the year except in the winter when it is too cool for fungus.
Discussion id : 75-190
most recent 14 AUG 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 19 NOV 13 by Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
I also did research on Simsalabim. I have wanted it forever and could never get my hands on it.
The word is Scandinavian in origin. Appeared in a America in the 1900 used in a magic show, by a magician named Dante.
And yes Sim Sala Bim = Abracadabra.

Funny I had some thought about how much Simsalabim pictures looked like my Abracadabra!
Thank you Kim for bringing this up.
Reply #1 of 9 posted 23 JUN 18 by Xoan Mos
I am looking for a rose called abracadabra.
Can anyone point me to where I can get a cutting???
Much appreciated,
Reply #2 of 9 posted 23 JUN 18 by AzRoseLady
I do not know about a cutting. You can buy a rooted plant from
Reply #3 of 9 posted 24 JUN 18 by Xoan Mos
AzRose Lady,
Thank you so much for this its really helpful.
I visited the site and found similar roses but I couldn't find the Abracadabra.
Reply #4 of 9 posted 24 JUN 18 by AzRoseLady
It is under Floribunda. That is its current classification.
Reply #5 of 9 posted 25 JUN 18 by Xoan Mos
Thanks a million.
Reply #6 of 9 posted 2 JUL 18 by Jonathan Windham
Roses Unlimited also has 'Abracadabra'
Reply #7 of 9 posted 2 JUL 18 by Xoan Mos
Thank you so much. I will give it a try.
Thank you for your help.
Reply #8 of 9 posted 14 AUG 18 by Xoan Mos
Hi all,
The roses I bought a while back are now giving nice roses. The colors are great, I've never seen anything like that before (Abracadabra).
The one thing I didn't know was the size of the roses, they are tiny. I am a bit disappointed about that.
Can you guys refer me to a place where I can get the Abracadabra roses??
But, bigger size, normal size I would say. The ones I have are like inch and a half across, at the most.
Thanks in advance,
Reply #9 of 9 posted 14 AUG 18 by AzRoseLady
I love Abracadabra. She has the most amazing colors. Unfortunately, the size you are describing is normal for this rose. She was re-classified as a floribunda for this reason.. Just enjoy her as she is!!
Discussion id : 111-443
most recent 14 JUN 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 JUN 18 by Unregistered Guest
Available from - Jackson and Perkins
Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 JUN 18 by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
hahahaheeha -- No, it's not. Good joke, though, lol.
Discussion id : 106-822
most recent 4 DEC 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 DEC 17 by Daniel Alm
Per Tearose & Kim Rupert’s comments below, moderators the parentage of this rose should be updated as a sport of Abracadabra. ~Benaminh
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