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
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
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: 22 child plants

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

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-10-25
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2013-04-29
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2013-04-29
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: 2010-04-24
at the SJ Municipal Rose Garden
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-10-25
Photo by zuzu
Photo by zuzu

photo credit: Hamachidori
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2009-05-01
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-01-14
Photo by zuzu

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by zuzu

photo credit: HomeinSalem
Location: Chamblee's Nursery in Tyler, TX
Date: 2012-04-25
Location: Chamblee's Nursery in Tyler, TX
Date: 2012-04-25
Photo by Skiekitty
Photo by Calif_Sue

Survived zone 5, Colorado
Photo by zuzu
Photo by zuzu

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
Photo by Mike
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2012-05-10
Photo by Skiekitty
Photo by Newyorkrita
Photo by zuzu
Comments:
  • 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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