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'Piccolo ®' rose Description
'Piccolo ® (floribunda, Tantau, 1984)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of carmenbcdc
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda, Cl..
Registration name: TANolokip
Exhibition name: Piccolo ®
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, before 1984).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Wheatcroft Bros. in 1984 as 'Piccolo'.
Class:
Floribunda, Floribunda, Cl..  
Bloom:
Coral-red.  Mild fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals), classic hybrid tea bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing, compact.  
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).  Width of up to 20" (up to 50 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Parentage:
Notes:
In his column Roses Abroad in the January 1998 issue of the American Rose magazine (pp.16-7), Sean McCann writes: I found the German-bred, coral red Piccolo to be ideal where cut blooms and a low growing bush were needed. A few years ago I planted it as a low hedge, and it was superb.
 
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