Rose (Rosa 'Calico') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Pink blend, yellow reverse
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: O.L. Weeks, 1976
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 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)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink 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
Parentage: Seedling x Granada
Child plants: one child plant

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-09-29
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 7, 2014 7:43 PM

This hybrid tea is exceptionally difficult to find in commerce, but it occasionally is available from one of the own-root rose nurseries. The blooms, with ruffled petals, are an irresistible blend of pink and yellow. It is described in some sources as a tall rose, but my own-root Calico is tiny, frail, and temperamental, producing only one or two blooms a year. The blooms have a nice fragrance, similar to sweet tea.

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