Friend's Embrace Floribunda Rose

Bareroot Grafted
Item #35806


Jackson & Perkins Introduction 2014

Proudly bred here at Jackson & Perkins, we introduced this stunning floribunda in 2014, and we've been so delighted with it, we're sure you'll fall in love with it as well, allowing it to welcome guests to your home and garden with its clusters of yellow, spice-scented blossoms with dark yellow stamens that glow like drops of golden sunshine. Each 3-inch bloom is comprised of 15 delicately ruffled petals, opening from attractive classically pointed buds. As with all floribundas, they arise in clusters, which when snipped, create sensational bouquets all on their own.

The 4-foot-high and 3-foot-wide shrub is cloaked in healthy, glossy, dark green foliage, from which the blossoms stand out like bright beacons in the night. Friend's Embrace makes a gorgeous addition to sunny borders, beds, and hedges, as well as patio containers. Growing more and more beautiful with each passing year, this is one floribunda rose you do not want to miss, so be sure to plant a bush (or two) around your home for a welcome splash of color.

Friend's Embrace will happily grow in the ground or in a container, but if placed in a patio container, it will require winter protection. Provide loamy, well-drained soil and a spot that receives full sun. Prune it in spring by removing any old or dead canes as well as any that cross. We recommend that if you live in warmer climates, you trim back the rest of the canes by about one-third, and a bit more in colder areas.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Item Form Bareroot Grafted
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Petal Count 15
Additional Characteristics Repeat Bloomer, Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Gold, Yellow
Bud Shape Pointed
Flower Shape Ruffled
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Moderate, Spicy
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Hedge, Landscapes, Beds
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 06, 2016

Friend's Embrace Yellow Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've had this rose for two years now and the color is a bright true yellow. It's a beautiful rose bush.

Ann M. from MO
January 15, 2014

Award winning roses

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love your products and have been purchasing them for the past 30 years. While living in NY I had 200 of your roses, entered them in the local fair and won many awards including best of show. I am beginning to increase my rose garden here in GA.

debbie from GA

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

Jackson & Perkins World's Finest Roses

The Jackson & Perkins Difference

Jackson & Perkins is one of the most recognized names in the gardening industry. In fact, for decades rose lovers have considered Jackson & Perkins synonymous with great roses. How has Jackson & Perkins earned this reputation? Simple, for over 100 years we have brought our customers the world's finest selection of roses.

Jackson & Perkins became a leader in the world of roses by producing dozens of award-winning roses. Jackson & Perkins has won more All-America Rose Selection awards than any other US company. In addition to the AARS awards, Jackson & Perkins has won numerous other awards, including the coveted Golden Rose of The Hague and the Royal National Rose Society’s President’s International trophy, among others.

From seed to market a new garden rose can take 8 to 10 years to develop. Every year, thousands of seedlings are grown but only a handful are selected to move into the trial phase. During this time, potential new roses are grown and evaluated in different climatic regions of the country. Our rosarians are looking for rose bushes that have stronger disease resistance, vigorous growth habits, and clean healthy foliage. When it comes to blooms, they are looking for improved flower form, unique colors, and strong fragrance.

Today Jackson & Perkins offers over 200 varieties of roses that includes a broad selection of exclusive roses, historical favorites, and innovative genetics from hybridizers around the world. We have two seasons each year for roses. In the spring, we offer bare root rose bushes, bare root 36” trees, 24” patio trees, and container grown roses. Our fall season is all bush roses, and they are available in 2QT and 1GL containers.

Whether you are new to roses or are an experienced rosarian, our online store has rose varieties for you. Our website is packed with information. You will find each rose fully described and lots of articles and videos that will help answer all your questions. Our call center staff have decades of experience and are just a phone call away.

Jackson & Perkins is here to help you in every way on your rose-growing journey.  There is no other plant in the garden that comes in more colors, fragrances, shapes, or forms, or performs as many functions than roses do.

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