Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Weeks, 1978
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1979

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: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Mauve
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: Swarthmore x seedling
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Paradise'
  • 'WEZeip'
  • 'Burning Sky'
  • 'Passion'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery

Date: 2018-09-03

Date: 2018-07-20
Location: My garden, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya region Zone: 6a 
Date: 2018-05-23
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2019-08-06
One of my favorite roses for its lovely shape, beautiful color, a
Uploaded by Eric_C
Uploaded by MargieNY

Date: 2021-09-20

Date: 2021-06-24

Date: 2018-07-09
Uploaded by MargieNY
Location: Deer Park,TX Zone 9
Date: May2023
Location: Deer Park,TX Zone 9
Date: May 2023

Date: 2019-06-05

Date: 2017-07-07
Uploaded by zuzu
Location:  Hershey Gardens, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-09-16
Uploaded by zuzu
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2009-04-24
Location: In Zuzu's garden
Date: 2007-10-31
Uploaded by MargieNY
Location: Denver CO Metro
Date: 9/28/2010
Gorgeous blooms.  Too bad no scent!!
Uploaded by MargieNY
Location: Potomac MD
Date: 2018-07-07
Location:  Hershey Gardens, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-09-16
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2007-09-28

Date: 2015-05-22
Uploaded by MargieNY
Location: Potomac MD
Date: 2019-06-01

Date: 2019-06-04
Uploaded by zuzu

Paradise (and my hand, sorry)

Survived zone 5 winter, Colorado
Location: Denver CO Metro
Date: 2011-07-30
Blossoms last a long time on the plant, don't shatter easy.  Very
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2007-06-07
Uploaded by Steve812

Date: 2015-05-22
Uploaded by reem

Date: 2015-05-22

Date: 2011-03-30
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2011-10-03
Short lived bloom this time due to the frost
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2015-05-09
At the Tampa Rose Society show
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2015-04-12
Location: West Covina, CA
Date: 2015-04-12
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-02
Uploaded by zuzu
Location: West Covina, CA
Uploaded by Skiekitty

Survived Zone 5, beautiful!
Comments:
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Oct 17, 2011 9:39 AM concerning plant:
    Paradise is a wonderful rose that tolerates high heat, partial drought, cold tolerant, and, most importantly, dumb people. I've had this rose now for 2 years (planted '09) from Home Depot and it has done admirably considering how horrible I take care of my roses. I rarely feed, I water twice a week in extreme drought, and it keeps on plugging along.

    Starts out pink-edged lavender, ages to almost a hot-pink. No scent. Mine's about 2' tall, tall form but not leggy. I cannot advise about black spot/fungus/mold/mildew as I'm in an extremely dry climate. This plant is mulched 4" thick and the bud union is buried about 3" below the ground, so is well protected from cold. I have had this rose buried 100% in snow with no adverse reactions. Does not show much "winterkill". Loves to be pruned and will reward with lots of new blooms. New growth is the traditional bright red that fades to the leathery-green color.
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