'Smooth Buttercup' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
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Deep yellow Floribunda.Registration name: HADcupExhibition name:
Deep yellow. Moderate fragrance. Average diameter 3.25". Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, ruffled bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, thornless (or almost), upright. Medium, matte, medium green foliage.
Height of 2' to 32" (60 to 80 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden, hedge, landscape or rock garden. 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.
Flowers have ruffled petals.
New Zealand - Application No: ROS953 on 27 Oct 2009
United States - Patent No: PP 16,014 on 4 Oct 2005 VIEW USPTO PATENT
A new and distinct rose cultivar of the Floribunda class characterized by
having long lasting clusters of deep yellow flowers on clean stems without
prickles and having a rapid rebloom cycle. The plant is upright and bushy
and is of medium height, generally averaging about 1 meter. Stems are well
covered with matte foliage. The plant is resistant to mildew, rust and
Davidson; Harvey D. (Orinda, CA)
Introduced by Monrovia Nursery, 2003