Rosa Floribunda Frankly Scarlet

Fast Facts

  • Name: Rosa Floribunda Frankly Scarlet
  • Bred by: Dr. Keith W. Zary
  • Introduced: 2008
  • Growth: Compact and bushy, reaching 2-3 feet in height
  • Blooms: Clusters of medium-sized, semi-double blooms
  • Color: Vivid scarlet-red petals
  • Foliage: Glossy, dark green leaves
  • Flowering: Repeats its blooms throughout the growing season
  • Climate: Suitable for USDA zones 6 and warmer
  • Disease Resistance: Excellent disease resistance
  • Growing Classification: Floribunda Rose
  • Origin/Distribution: Bred in the United States
  • Blooming Season: Spring to fall

Should you Buy One?

Consider adding Rosa Floribunda Frankly Scarlet to your garden if you appreciate vibrant scarlet-red blooms. This compact and bushy Floribunda rose is known for its excellent disease resistance and repeat blooming habit. It adds a striking pop of color to your landscape throughout the growing season.

Rosa Floribunda Frankly Scarlet

‘Rosa Floribunda Frankly Scarlet thrives in full sun, so provide it with at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Plant it in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Apply a balanced rose fertilizer in early spring as new growth begins. Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead or weak wood and shape the plant. Regular deadheading (removing spent blooms) encourages continuous flowering.

General Rose Care Tips

  • Sunlight: Ensure roses get 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  • Watering: Water deeply and regularly at the base, preferably in the morning.
  • Soil and Drainage: Use well-drained, organically rich soil.
  • Mulching: Apply mulch to retain moisture and control weeds.
  • Fertilizing: Use a balanced rose fertilizer in early spring and throughout the growing season.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead branches and shape the plant. Regularly deadhead spent blooms.
  • Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests and diseases and treat promptly.
  • Air Circulation: Space roses to ensure good air flow around the plants.
  • Winter Care: In cold climates, mulch the base after the first hard frost for protection.
  • Regular Inspection: Check roses often for signs of stress or damage.

FAQs about Rosa Floribunda Frankly Scarlet

‘Frankly Scarlet’ is a compact Floribunda rose that typically reaches a height of 2-3 feet, making it suitable for smaller gardens or containers.

While ‘Frankly Scarlet’ roses are known for their stunning scarlet-red color, they are not strongly fragrant.

No, ‘Frankly Scarlet’ boasts excellent disease resistance, reducing the need for extensive pest and disease management in your garden.

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