Rose (Rosa 'Soroptimist International') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Soroptimist International'
'BENstar'
'Astra'
'Little Star Rose'
'The Soroptimist Rose'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Yellow blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Other: Mini-Flora
Extra Color Info: Pink and yellow blend
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Frank A. Benardella, 1995
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 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 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow and pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Party Girl x Rosie

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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-09-29
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