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SAFRANO Apricot Pink Heirloom Bush Rose Fragrant Perpetual Bloom

$14.50

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Safrano is an old heirloom, antique, own root, found, garden rose that is a great grand parent of New Dawn and many other famous roses and is considered by some rose experts to be the first rose successfully produced as the result of hand pollination.   It was introduced in France in 1839 by the French rose breeder Beauregard It demonstrates all the best qualities of the early China Tea Roses.  It has scrolled classic pointed tea buds that open to large 3 inch multi layered blossoms in a soft palette in shades of saffron, apricot, butter cream yellow, pale gold, blush pink and buff and brings to mind the interior of Conch Shells and Sunsets, it is has a high, classic tea fragrance, and is a perpetual bloomer.   

The elegant pointed buds, are born on long stems,  take their time opening and reaching that perfect miniature tea form.  It is nice that flowers are available in many different stages of bloom at any time, which also makes for interesting cut arrangements, especially in combination with other roses.  Once open the flowers then blow quickly, fully releasing to expose the yellow stamen.  The petals seem to fall away individually and I find the scattered fresh petals on the grass around the bush each day enjoyable too. 

Mine is planted just outside my back door, so the path to that door is frequently strewn with fallen rose petals so I get to often arrive home to path that looks as if were prepared for the arrival of a goddess :-)..pun intended.

It will grow and thrive across a wide variety of soil and climate conditions and is grown throughout the Southern United States, Bermuda, South Africa, Austrailia & New Zealand.  General recommendations are for USDA Zones 7, 8, 9, 10.

This rose is a show stopper in mass plantings, makes a dandy tree form standard, or an anchor planting to compliment other lower growing plants, stand alone specimens or guardian pairs.

Available Size

4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Botanical Name Rosa chinensis
Common Name Safrano
Plant Family Rosacea
Mature Size 5 to 6 feet
Bloom Color Apricot to pink 
Bloom Form Pointed Tea
Bloom Time Perpetual 
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Fragrance Yes
Key Features Tough, disease resistant, highly fragrant, profuse bloom
Suggested Uses Hedge, mass plant, accent, brackets, standard, potted
Grower Notes Highly disease resistant.

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size roses directly into the landscape is not recommended. So, for the best results with your new plant we suggest that it be re-potted into a larger pot and allowed to grow larger until the new pot is filled with roots before setting out.

  • Immediately repot the new plant into a 6 inch to 10 inch diameter pot that can drain easily and thoroughly.

  • Use a good quality commercial potting media.

  • Apply a high quality, slow release plant food according to the label directions. DO NOT use hot, all chemical fertilizes like 6-6-6 or 10-10-10.

  • Locate so that the plant can receive direct, full spectrum light for several hours daily. Roses have high light needs and will grow poorly and fail to flower when planted in shade.

  • Maintain consistent and uniform moisture in the soil. Take care not to over water. Roses prefer to be watered thoroughly and deeply and then allowed to dry down slightly between waterings.

  • Reuse moisture crystals with great care. These can be a very useful tool for conserving water, but holds 6000 times their weight and water. If you use them, monitor the soil moisture level carefully for over saturation until you are familiar with how they work.

  • If reusing the crystals, mix and incorporate them thoroughly throughout the potting media.

  • Be sure the pot can drain and that the bottom of the pot does not sit submerged in water.

  • Supplement feed with a water soluble plant food every 2-3 weeks according to the label directions.

  • Prune and pinch lightly, and often when the plant is young and actively growing to strengthen the central stalk and encourage branching and build uniform shape.

  • Monitor for signs of disease or insects and treat accordingly. Well established heirloom roses seldom need spraying, however for the best results disease or pest symptoms in young plants should be treated appropriately and quickly.

  • Plant early in the season and mulch in well ahead of first freeze in colder Zones. 

ROSES ARE GENERALLY NOT SUITABLE FOR GROWING OR HOLDING INDOORS. IF ROSES MUST BE BROUGHT INDOORS FOR COLD PROTECTION IT SHOULD BE THE SHORTEST PERIOD OF TIME POSSIBLE. ADEQUATE LIGHT AND AIR CIRCULATION ARE ESSENTIAL. ROSES CAN DECLINE VERY QUICKLY UNDER AVERAGE INDOOR CONDITIONS.


  • Model: ROSE-PINK-SA-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3lbs
  • 9 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens


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