PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Fire King')

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
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
2021 Test Garden by IslandGarden Apr 29, 2021 12:47 PM 27
March 2021 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Mar 29, 2021 7:41 PM 69
Rose Nursery Report Card for 2019-2020 Season by zuzu Mar 15, 2021 1:56 PM 18
Which roses have you ordered so far for next season (2021)? by zuzu May 5, 2021 3:37 PM 302
December 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jan 1, 2021 3:56 PM 125
November 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 1, 2020 9:15 AM 126
If you couldn't grow roses...? by LolaTasmania Nov 20, 2020 4:36 AM 48
September 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Oct 1, 2020 11:03 AM 145
Sharifa Asma, Austin rose, distorted leaves and flowers, please help by RoseLadyV Jul 30, 2020 7:21 PM 14
Lots of baby roses! by seilMI Aug 24, 2020 10:04 AM 29
Looking for HT varieties for no-spray gardening. by MikeInBatonRouge Apr 1, 2021 3:57 PM 84
Bareroot roses not growing by icy_flames May 26, 2020 7:18 PM 11
Please help me do the impossible! by Gracierocket Jul 11, 2020 2:01 AM 15
April 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 1, 2020 10:10 AM 109
Relocating Our Roses Advice???? by Weluvroses Jun 18, 2020 11:56 AM 180
Favorite rose fertilizer, and organic vs. non-organic by reh0622 Feb 10, 2020 1:20 PM 16
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 May 4, 2021 7:54 PM 216

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