Rose (Rosa 'Zambra') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Zambra'
'MEIalfi'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Rosette
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland, 1961
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

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: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Goldilocks x Fashion
Child plants: 16 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 2:47 PM

Zambra's colors are so vibrant that the rose bush literally stands out in the landscape and can be seen from far away. The blooms are not large, but they're produced in great profusion.

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