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Products > Rosa 'Cocktail'
Rosa 'Cocktail' - Shrub Rose

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Rosa 'Cocktail' (Shrub Rose) - Flowering continuously through summer, this bright rose has clusters of single golden-eyed cherry-red flowers that age so the red intensifies and the yellow fades to cream. The character of the plant is that of an upright shrub, 6 feet tall by 4 ft. wide, with thorny stems and numerous green, deeply serrated leaves. It can be used as a hedging rose or can also be used as a stiff climber growing to 8 ft. or more supported by a fence or other plants. This Meilland rose was created in 1957 by crossing the hybrid of Rosa 'Independence' 1951) and 'Orange Triumph' (Medium red floribunda- 1937) with Rosa 'Phyllis Bide' (A yellow/pink blend climbing polyantha/ rambler - 1923). This tough, beautiful and disease resistant rose was once more common in gardens and we thought it ready to make a comeback when we started growing it in 1996 after getting it from the famed California plantsman Ed Carman (Carman's Nursery in Los Gatos, CA), but sadly our customers did not agree and we finally on in 2008 and sadly no longer sell it. We still think of it as one of the most cheery of roses!  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Rosa 'Cocktail'.