Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Other: Saucer-shaped
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Orange-red and yellow, with red edges
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Alexander M. (Alec) Cocker, 1976
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: City of Leeds x (Chanelle x Piccadilly)
Child plants: 21 child plants

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Playboy'
  • 'Cheerio'

Common names
  • Rose

  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 9, 2014 3:00 PM concerning plant:
    Gotta love this rose. Playboy is a strong grower. Some of the canes are thick as tree branches! Playboy puts out lots of bloom and keeps on setting buds and more blooms all season long. The flowers are bright, hotly colored, and eye catching.

    I grow my Playboy in my front yard rose garden that I call Floribundaville so all passersby can easily see it, and it gets lots of attention and compliments. Just as all my roses here in my humid Long Island, NY garden, Playboy needs to be sprayed with a systemic fungicide to remain disease free.

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