'Small Talk' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Medium yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: Small Talk (floribunda, Swim & Weeks 1960)
Exhibition name: Small Talk
Lemon-yellow, ages to light yellow. None to mild fragrance. 33 petals. Average diameter 2.75". Small to medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, high-centered bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Short, bushy, compact, upright, well-branched. Large, glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower or garden. Heat tolerant.
Although Modern Roses XI gives a 1963 introduction date, in his book Roses - From Dreams To Reality, Herb Swim states that this rose was introduced in 1969.