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Mardi Gras Rose

Rosa 'Mardi Gras'

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Mardi Gras Rose (Rosa 'Mardi Gras') at Roger's Gardens

Mardi Gras Rose flowers

Mardi Gras Rose flowers

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Mardi Gras Rose (Rosa 'Mardi Gras') at Roger's Gardens

Mardi Gras Rose flowers

Mardi Gras Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Group/Class:  Floribunda Rose


With flamboyant blooms in a novel blend of pink, orange, and yellow, and a delightful peppery scent, this variety creates a festive atmosphere; colors intensify as they age; ideal as a hedge or in a border with mixed perennials

Ornamental Features

Mardi Gras Rose features showy lightly-scented pink flowers with orange overtones and yellow centers at the ends of the branches from mid spring to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive orange flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Mardi Gras Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mardi Gras Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mardi Gras Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features