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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! 

This information about Rosa 'Cocktail' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.