Rose (Rosa 'Jean Cocteau') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Jean Cocteau'
'Tequila Supreme'
'Thrive! Copper'
'Charleston 2007'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange pink
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters, with ruffled and scalloped petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Coral, with copper highlights, aging to light salmon-pink
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Alain Meilland, 2007
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer
Awards: Biltmore Trials Award: Edith Wharton Award for Best Floribunda, 2014

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)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Orange-pink
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by CindiKS (Wichita, Kansas - Zone 7a) on Feb 3, 2014 3:38 PM

This rose goes by the name Tequila Supreme in my garden. The colors are excellent, but the blooms don't last as long as I would like. The loose petals seem to tatter in the wind here. It could be that it takes more than a couple of years to really perform, though. I planted this in 2011 when it was first introduced in the U.S. It is a constant bloomer.
Tequila Supreme has never shown any blackspot, or any other disease, in my no-spray zone 6/7 Kansas garden. It has kept its leaves through this exceptionally cold winter. I did not mulch it the last two winters, and it had very little dieback.
A whole hedge of this rose would be an incredible sight, because as the blossoms fade, the colors change, and the effect is lovely.

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