The medium pink flowers of this compact floribunda open flat into camellia like blooms with lightly ruffled petals. They are produced in large clusters of 5-15 on strong straight stems contributing to the popularity of ‘Sexy Rexy’ as an exhibition rose. In addition, the flowers have a long vase life and are excellent cut flowers. The first flush of flowers is long and heavy, appears late in the season, and is slow to repeat. Diligent deadheading may be necessary to encourage a quick and heavy rebloom. The plant is dense and has dark disease resistant leaves. An excellent rose for bedding, in mixed borders or containers, or used as a hedge.
Origin: McGreedy, New Zealand, 1984
Parentage: ‘Seaspray’ x ‘Traumerei’
Flower Size: 2.8” across
Petal Count: 40
Flowering: Late in season, slow repeat
Plant Size: 2.5’ H x 2’ W
Hardiness: Zones 6 and warmer
Awards: NZ GM 1984; Orleans GM 1988; Glasgow GM 1989; Auckland GM 1990; Portland GM 1990; James Mason GM 1996.