Rose (Rosa 'Fire King') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Fire King'
'MEIkans'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Orange red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Francis Meilland, 1959
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1960

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)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
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: Moulin Rouge x Fashion
Child plants: 4 child plants

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, CA.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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December 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 31, 2019 3:46 PM 128
November 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 13, 2019 1:00 AM 164
Looking for white roses by Aerith Nov 9, 2019 10:47 AM 23
Which roses have you ordered for next season (2020)? by zuzu Jan 11, 2020 10:29 PM 176
A few fall roses by KenNEGA Oct 16, 2019 7:56 AM 10
October 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Nov 1, 2019 3:14 PM 269
What do you think about these roses? by Canadian_Rose Oct 7, 2019 11:03 AM 16
August 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 31, 2019 10:08 PM 261
Thornless Roses by Sallymander Jan 15, 2020 3:38 PM 58
Garden photos... by jim1961 Dec 27, 2019 11:19 AM 171
Orange Roses by GoldBeardThePirate Aug 14, 2019 8:05 PM 85
K and M Nursery??????? by Weluvroses Jul 4, 2019 11:01 AM 9
Clippings or a link to Kordes Brilliant. by GoldBeardThePirate Jul 12, 2019 10:34 AM 23
Here's some 2019 favorites so far by MGKing Jun 16, 2019 10:58 AM 22
The roses are starting to bloom! by Beth_NorCal Jun 15, 2019 2:05 AM 12
Our Roses by Weluvroses Oct 5, 2019 11:11 AM 196
Vintage Roses by NickyNick Jun 6, 2019 5:14 PM 16
June 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 27, 2019 9:37 AM 355
fire and smoke by Canadian_Rose Jun 4, 2019 12:25 AM 20
Most fragrant rose by reh0622 Dec 26, 2019 6:46 PM 159

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