Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium red
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Other: Bermuda; found rose
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Unknown Chinese Breeder(s), before 1792
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: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Unknown
Child plants: one child plant

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Slater's Crimson China'
  • 'Semperflorens'
  • 'Rosier du Bengale'
  • 'Red China'
  • 'Old Crimson China'
  • 'La Bengale'
  • 'Crimson China Rose'
  • 'Chinese Monthly Rose'
  • 'Belfield Rose'
  • 'Rosier a Feuilles Variables'

Common names
  • Rose
Also sold as:
  • Rosa chinensis semperflorens
  • Rosa chinensis var. semperflorens

Photo Gallery
Location: In Billie's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-18-2018
Rose (Rosa 'Slater's Crimson China') 001

Photo courtesy of Tasman Bay Roses
Photo by robertduval14

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