Laura Bush Floribunda Rose



First Lady of Roses

Honoring the former First Lady, an enthusiastic rosarian from Rose-loving Texas, Laura Bush offers a splash of stylish color with generous, softly ruffled, cinnamon-orange blooms, bearing a pleasant, fruity fragrance. The classic, but relaxed, free-flowing petals emulate the graceful, but comfortable-in-any-situation demeanor of this popular political ambassador.

The 3-inch blooms spiral open from pointed buds, creating giant clusters of the colorful, ruffled blooms. The wavy petals include orange accents to the mostly cinnamon color, giving the flower a graceful contrast, much like ripening fruit, set against deep dark-green foliage.

Reaching 3 feet high and 2 feet wide, Laura Bush is versatile, perfect for low hedges and containers as well as a variety of beds and borders. Regardless the use, the beautiful cluster of cinnamon-orange blooms will lend beauty and enjoyment to your floral collection.

Laura Bush thrives in well-drained soil and full sun. Cut back dead and old wood and trim canes that cross. Remaining canes should be pruned by about one-third in warmer climates, more is recommended in colder climates.

NOTE: Tree and patio roses are hardy to Zone 6 regardless of the rose variety grafted to their tops.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACorbet'
ppaf PP 19,551
Zone 4 - 10
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 3 ft
Plant Width 24 in
Bloom Size 3 in
Petal Count 25
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Orange, Yellow
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Fruity, Moderate
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Beds, Hedge, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 14, 2015

First to Bloom

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Starting a new garden at a new house and purchased a selection of new bare root Floribundas. Our new Laura Bush was the first to catch and bloom this season. It virtually exploded and is now covered in blooms and setting up new ones every day. The foliage is a rich dark glossy green, attractive by itself, the blooms start a bright orange and fade only slightly, the fragrance brings you memories of grandma house.

Lee Bravener from WA
July 09, 2013

Too pretty to cut

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

The fabulous orange flowers are too pretty to cut. The bush keeps blooming, producing peony-size blossoms. This year 2013, I planted the "Laura Bush' rose and I look forward to it growing.

Nancy L Morton from MI
April 24, 2013

A Beautiful Rose for a Beautiful First Lady!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This rose makes my rose garden it is absoultely beautiful just like the Lady that it is named after.

Sam from NV

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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