The lavender blooms of the 'Angel Face' rose make it one of the prettiest of the purple
Floribunda rose bushes.
Its disease resistance is an added bonus. Buy 'Climbing Angel Face' roses too.
The 'Angel Face' Floribunda rose exhibits greater disease resistance in dry, sunny places than it does when exposed to high humidity.
Parentage: ('Circus' x 'Lavender Pin0cchio') x 'Sterling'
Swim and Weeks 1968
The cup-shaped flowers are strongly lemon scented. Each bloom is comprised of up to 40 frilly petals surrounding a boss of yellow stamens which become visible as the petals reflex with age. They appear in reliable flushes throughout the growing season. The way in which the flowers are held on the shrub varies: sometimes singly, sometimes in clusters.
At just 3-4 feet tall, Rosa 'Angel Face' is the perfect
addition to smaller gardens. Its low, rounded growth habit and abundance of dark leaves make it a good bedding rose, but the flowers hold up well in the vase too.
Plant this rose in the sunniest location you can provide. The flowers develop their best color in bright, all day sun. If you grow it in an overcast or rainy climate, it will bloom a different shade than it would in a sunny climate.
Picture of Rosa 'Angel Face' growing at Leu Gardens in rainy Orlando, FL.
Bushes grown in Florida may need to be sprayed once or twice during the rainy season.
In the humid south, it might pay you to find a plant that is grafted onto Rosa fortuneana rootstock which is the best rootstock for this climate.
The flower buds form on new wood so hard pruning in early spring will pay off in a greater abundance of flowers throughout the season. This will also keep the bush compact.
This rose appreciates a slightly acid soil and regular feedings. It is hardy from zone 5a (with protection) to 9b.
All-America Rose Selection 1969
American Rose Society John Cook Medal 1971
'Climbing Angel Face' grows to a height of 8-11 feet and can produce hundreds of flowers
per season. The large bloom sprays display flowers in all stages of development at the same time! Clusters will contain high-centered buds and fully open, four inch wide, flat blooms at once.
Expert Rose Care is a practical guide to growing beautiful, healthy roses written by professional horticulturist Norm Stewart.
Norm's techniques apply to all types of roses growing under all kinds of conditions and they give fast results.