Rose (Rosa 'Special Occasion') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Special Occasion'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Apricot and apricot blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Gareth Fryer, 1995
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: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-04-25
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 5:40 PM

This rose is so beautiful in bloom that I can't resist buying it whenever I see it at a nursery. I now have three, but I'm sure I'll still buy the next one I see. The tall buds are especially gorgeous. It's quite short for a hybrid tea (under three feet), but the perfect blooms and strong fragrance make up for its lack of height.

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