PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'About Face')

Alternative cultivar names:
'About Face'
'WEKosupalz'
'Pride of Cheshire'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Grandiflora
Extra Color Info: Orange & yellow blend, fading to pink and yellow
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-7 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Tom Carruth, 2003
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 2005

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: 5-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange 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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Australian National Rose Trials Bronze Medal 2004
Parentage: ((O Sole Mio x seedling) x Midas Touch) X Hot Cocoa
Child plants: 2 child plants

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, CA.

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Nov 6, 2011 7:28 PM

About Face is a tall rose with thick and sturdy canes. The blooms are carried in clusters and stay upright, never nodding. The colors can change with the seasons, and sometimes the customary yellow blooms with an orange reverse are pale yellow with a coral-pink reverse.

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