Rose Rosa 'Betty Boop' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rose (Rosa 'Betty Boop') ROE-sah Synonyms: R. 'Centenary of Federation' Genus: Rosa 'Betty Boop' is a bushy, upright, floribunda rose growing to 3 to 5 feet tall. Semi-double, ivory-white flowers with red edges are borne in clusters over a long period. They are mildly scented. New leaves are dark red, maturing to glossy green. This cultivar does not produce hips. Noteworthy Characteristics: Semi-double flowers from spring to fall. Care: Very tolerant, but prefers an open site in full sun. Best in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Plant in late fall or early spring, when the ground is not frozen. Remove suckers from rootstock as soon as they appear. Propagation: Root softwood cuttings from the time plant first flowers in spring to summer; root hardwood cuttings in autumn. Bud in summer. Sow seed in containers in autumn. Problems: Susceptible to aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale insects, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girdlers, thrips, rose chafers, rose midges, rose slugs, and leaf cutting bees. Rabbits and deer can also cause damage. Also prone to black spot, rust, powdery mildew, dieback, canker, crown gall, viruses, and downy mildew. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Spring, Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer Flower Color Red, White Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge Style Cottage Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa 'Betty Boop' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Polar Ice' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Polar Ice' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rosa rugosa 'Henry Hudson' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Purple Pavement' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Purple Pavement' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Dart's Dash' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Dart's Dash' View the discussion thread.