Cinco de Mayo™ Floribunda Rose

Giant clusters of blooms containing every shade of red, orange, magenta, purple, smoke, and more!
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A standout in any garden setting.

Impossible to categorize as any single flower color, this wildly bright floribunda offers giant clusters of blooms containing every shade of red, orange, magenta, purple, smoke, and more! Each flower is unique, and a fully blooming shrub is a conflagration of festive colors, enhanced by a fresh-cut apple fragrance you will love.

The 3½-inch blooms arise on 10- to 15-inch stems, opening from charming long, pointed buds. The rounded, bushy little shrub, which is cloaked in a dense layer of very disease-resistant, super-glossy, medium green foliage, grows to only 3 to 4 feet high, making it an extremely versatile plant. It's just the right size for a low hedge, large containers, or mass planting. Cinco de Mayo™ is the standout in any garden setting, which is exactly what you'd expect from an offspring of the international award-winner, 'Julia Child'!

Plant this floribunda in medium-moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead wood should be removed and canes that cross need to be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will probably want to prune a little more than that. It can be grown in the ground or in a container (containers will require winter protection).

Genus Rosa
Variety 'WEKcobeju'
Zone 6 - 10
Plant Height 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 3.5 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color Light Lavender, Magenta, Orange, Red
Bud Shape Long, Pointed
Foliage Color Medium Green, Glossy
Fragrance Apple, Fresh, Moderate
Light Requirements Full Sun
Uses Cut Flowers, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor, Beds
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Bareroot or Container?

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Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.

Bareroot Roses


Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.

Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.

You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.


Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren't dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.

Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!

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DKilday from CA wrote (March 28, 2013):
Blooms very close to 5th of May (hence Cinco de Mayo). Beautiful color display - constantly changing. Lots of blooms.

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