Rose (Rosa 'Wildfire') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Wildfire'
'JACdouce'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: None
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Keith W. Zary, 2004

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: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
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

taken at Walter Andersen Nursery rose show, May 2019

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 10, 2014 4:07 PM

I do like hot colors and I love orange. Wildfire is a stunning orange-blend hybrid tea rose that I grow in my Southside rose garden. The flowers are smaller but they pack a big punch. You can't miss this one. Just as all of my roses here in my humid Long Island, NY garden, Wildfire needs to be sprayed with a systemic fungicide to remain disease free.

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Posted by cwhitt (Central Ohio 43016 - Zone 6a) on Feb 20, 2018 1:10 PM

This rose has been in my Ohio garden for about 16 years now. It and a yellow rose called Radiant Perfume are the only 2 roses that I have never had a problem with. It has been subjected to drought and high humidity and still grows well with not too much black spot. This is a great-looking rose for a vase. The only regret I have about it is that the color does fade after a few days, and it turns from a fiery orange to a lighter peach color. I wish it would keep its brilliant color. Also, I do wish it had a stronger scent, but even without a strong scent, it is well worth having in my garden just for the great bud shape and color. It is a rose you will really want to cut and show off in a vase. A great addition to my small area of garden space.

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