Tropicana Hybrid Tea Rose (Rosa ‘Tropicana’)

Tropicana Hybrid Tea Rose

The juiciest and most exotic-looking Rose, the Tropicana Rose (Rosa ‘Tropicana’) is a superb Hybrid Tea Rose is a highly fragrant Rose! It is a breath of fresh air! Its strong citrusy scent and massive blooms and intense salmon coloration! When this vibrant and lively Rose blooms, you may want to wear your sunglasses! Each flower comes with the vivid and luminous glow of a tropical sunset!

With a list of awards as layered as its petals, it’s no wonder this orange classic has stayed at the top of wishlists for decades! The Tropicana Rose features an impeccable flower form with pointed petals and a high center. And this brilliant variety isn’t skimpy when it comes to its bloom count. It flushes with clusters of pinky-orange blooms beginning in late spring and lasting until fall. You will have plenty to spare, so don’t be shy about cutting as many as you please for your flower arrangements and pollinators!

Easy to grow and very hardy throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 10, this heat and humidity-tolerant beauty lives up to its exotic name and scent! Growing 4-5 feet tall when in full bloom, these densely branched and bush Hybrid Tea Rose bushes spread to a smaller 3-4 feet wide.

Planting and Application:

Along with mesmerizing blooms, the Tropicana Rose is also an attractive shrub. This vigorous grower gets tall but won’t spread too wide. Its full appearance is made even more lovely by its deep green glossy leaves. This makes Tropicana ideal as a backdrop to your Perennial, Cottage gardens and for mixing among other hot colored Roses or ornamental flowering shrubs! The blooms, however, make Tropicana an eye-catching specimen and focal point that shines in the sun!

Of course, we can’t describe the Tropicana Rose without commenting on its fresh-squeezed scent. That’s right! While many believe this sunny Rose earned its name for its fiery flowers, others suggest its citrusy scent is the source of its moniker. Snip the clusters of juicy blooms for table bouquets around seating areas, juice up summer get-togethers around the barbecue, and to have fragrant blooms on your morning bistro table.

Liven up your formal garden with the glow of several Tropicana Roses. This spectacular Rose bush also makes a fantastic foundation planting that the Joneses will envy. Of course, if you want them to stay out of your business, you can always plant a row of Tropicana Roses for an award-winning floriferous hedge.

  • Tropical Creamy Salmon Orange Blooms
  • Excellent High Centered Rose Form
  • Hybrid Tea Rose with a Strong Citrusy Scent
  • Clusters of Showy Blooms – Perfect For Floral Design
  • Specimens & Brilliant Focal Points, Hedges & Backdrops & All Sun Gardens!

Tips for Care:

Hybrid Tea Roses produce the most flowers in well-drained, enriched soils in full sun. Provide good air circulation and a location with the morning sun to dry their leaves. Watering your Roses should be done at the soil level, keeping the leaves dry for best results. Water regularly, especially throughout the hot summer months. Roses also appreciate having a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch covering their roots. This helps stop splashing soil, which keeps the foliage clean and disease-free while holding moisture in more consistently and insulating the roots.

Learn about winterizing, and un-wintering your Roses in our Garden Blog, plus all the tips and tricks you need when pruning your new prize Rose bush each spring!

  • Most Blooms In Full Sun
  • Moist Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Fertility & Watering
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Mulch Very Well

Are you looking for a rose bush with personality and a great reputation? The citrusy and exotic Tropicana Hybrid Tea Rose is going to be your next garden favorite!

Tropicana Hybrid Tea Rose (Rosa ‘Tropicana’) Details

Common name Tropicana Hybrid Tea Rose
Botanical name Rosa 'Tropicana'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 7-10
Growth rate Medium
Height 4 - 5 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Salmon Orange