Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Extra Bloom Info: Long-stemmed
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Flame Red/Orange/Coral
Growth Habit: Tall, 4-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Mathias Tantau Jr., 1960
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1963

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 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Bagatelle Gold Medal 1960
Parentage: (seedling x Peace) x (seedling x Alpine Glow)
Child plants: 16 child plants

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Tropicana'
  • 'TANorstar'
  • 'Super Star'
  • 'Tanor Star'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: Texas, USA
Date: 2016
My Tropicana
Photo by dirtdorphins
Photo by dirtdorphins
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: August 14, 2018
The blooms of Tropicana have been holding up to weeks of 100F tem
Location: Coastal San Diego County
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2012-05-12
digital camera
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: October 22, 2018
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: October 23, 2018
One of the last blooms of the season
Photo by dirtdorphins
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: August 14, 2018
The blooms of Tropicana have been holding up to weeks of 100F tem
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: August 14, 2018
The blooms of Tropicana have been holding up to weeks of 100F tem
Location: Coon Rapids, MN home garden
Date: 2022-06-21
Packaged as Tropicana.   All blooms looked like this. Genetics?
Location: Rose garden
Date: 2012-0601
Location: My Garden
Date: 2023-05-14
Tropicana rose
Location: Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown, Ohio
Date: 2017-06-16
Tropicana Rose 002
Location: Coastal WA 9A
Date: 2023-06-30
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-04-26
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: May 19, 2014
Location: In my garden 
Date: 2008-06-27

Date: 2012-05-18
Location: So calif
Date: 2018-05-22
Location: AZ
Date: Spring
Great salmon color and very aromatic.
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 10, 2013
A Single Bud In Shade
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Surprise, AZ
Date: 2011-10-25
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: May 19, 2014
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2020-05-11
Photo by zuzu
Location: So calif
Date: 2019-04-06
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2020-05-09
Planted May 2020
Location: So calif
Date: 2018-05-22
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: July 2011
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 16, 2014
Close Up In Early Morning Shade
Photo by zuzu
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-05-27
In the Historic Tree Grove at MOSI
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-04-28
Photo by Hemophobic
Photo by RoseBlush1
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: May 19, 2014

Tropicana in Fort Worth Texas
Photo by zuzu
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: July 2011
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2008-05-28
Location: Las Vegas
Date: September
photo by Stan Shebs
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Comments:
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 7, 2014 10:05 PM concerning plant:
    Tropicana, a popular choice for rose gardens for more than 50 years now, has large and full blooms of coral-orange, with strong salmon-pink undertones. It's a tall hybrid tea (6-7 feet in my zone 9 garden) with a strong fruity scent. It's an exceptionally healthy and vigorous rose. I acquired four Tropicana bushes 25 years ago when a neighbor moved. She'd had them for more than 25 years before she moved, and all four of these bushes of 50+ years still look great and put on a good show every year.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Feb 25, 2016 7:17 PM concerning plant:
    I remembered my dear mom growing 'Tropicana' for many years when she lived in Lebanon, OH. Tropicana is a gorgeous colored rose and I loved seeing it when I visited my parents' yard. My mom loved the color of the flowers and the buds a lot too. It was one of her favorites. Mom had to use a dusting chemical just to keep it healthy and looking good, as she did with all the roses she grew every year.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 10, 2014 3:22 PM concerning plant:
    One of the very first hybrid teas that I ever planted in my rose garden, and I still have it and love it today. Intense, hotly colored, orange blooms with typical HT form. Just as all of my roses here in my humid Long Island, NY garden, Tropicana needs to be sprayed with a systemic fungicide to remain disease free.

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