The bright orange blossoms against dark, almost mahogany new foliage, make this rose stand out. It is a fairly compact rose, supposedly only reaching 2-3 feet, but ours gets taller than than – especially when it is trying to put on its second flush of growth in summer. The blossoms are double and regularly repeat blooms.
Vavoom is a floribunda, which means that it should have multiple blossoms per stem. Most of the time, ours only has a single terminal flower, but that certainly does not make it any less enjoyable.
It can be a little needy on the water. Ours is in a pot and in an exposed locations, and often new growth gets frazzled in summer because we don’t provide it with even enough moisture. Still, it manages to recover every time.
Softwood cuttings take fairly easily.
A Carruth hybrid between Julie Newmar and Top Notch, released in 2007
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18084
This rose is kept in a large pot on the back sunning deck. There is no way for the deer to get to it there!
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.