Rose (Rosa 'Baby Talk') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: O.L. Weeks, 1980
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: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 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: Plain Talk x Angel Face

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2008-05-02
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2008-04-24
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2005-07-11
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-04-27
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-04-25
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 8, 2014 7:30 PM

Baby Talk was one of the first roses I bought for my new garden when I moved here 30 years ago. It's a fairly small floribunda, growing to only about 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide in my zone 9 garden. The blooms are a delicious blend of pale mauve and shell pink and have a pleasant tea fragrance. I bought a second one when I saw how pretty the blooms were, and I'm glad I did because the rose is regrettably difficult to find in commerce now.

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