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Trumpeter Floribunda Rose Bushes

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  • Height: 0.8m
  • Colour: Red
  • Shape: Double
  • Scent: Light
  • Flowering period: Repeat
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Type: Floribunda
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Trumpeter Floribunda Rose

Trumpeter's magnificent scarlet red, double, scented flowers are a clarion call across any lawn. The first blast is in June and the chorus continues without stopping until late October or, in a warm autumn, into November. The flowers are fully double and stand to attention in any weather on bushes of up to 3ft (80cms) tall. The foliage is so glossy it almost shines, and the plant is extremely disease resistant.

An all round outstanding red rose that deservedly holds an Award of Garden Merit for its colour, performance and tractability.

See the full variety of Floribunda roses.

Great for your garden

Trumpeter demands to be centre stage. Planted in a group, it is a real eye-catcher, so it's excellent as an edging rose and fantastic in a hot border. Roses and bulbs go well together as the bulbs love the top dressing and mulching roses get and repay the gardener by putting on a show long before the roses flower. For real drama, follow the red theme through and plant a tulip like Red Riding Hood.

Although it flowers best in a sunny spot, it can manage on 5-6 hours direct light a day. It is as hardy and disease resistant as any rose you can buy today and will easily cope with more exposed locations. If you are planting in a rose border, we suggest that you plant a minimum of 3 in a triangular group with the plants spaced about 60cms (2ft) apart.


  • Type: Floribunda
  • Colour: Scarlet Red.
  • Flower shape: Fully double
  • Fragrance strength: Light
  • Final height and spread: 3ft x 2ft
  • Flowering season: All summer
  • Repeat Flowering: Non-stop
  • Disease resistance: Excellent
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit 

Did you know

Trumpeter is yet another AGM winning rose bred by Sam McGredy; the parents are Satchmo and Scarlet Dwarf. It was brought to market in 1970, just before he moved to New Zealand. It has a rack of awards, including the RHS British Rose of The Year for 1977. The flowers are unusually regular and allegedly have exactly 39 petals each. It was Frances' father's favourite rose, and he dotted it around the place wherever he wanted a bit of colour. 

Planting Instructions

How to plant Trumpeter

Choose a spot in the border with good light. Dig a hole large enough so your rose will be planted with the graft union at soil level and with plenty of room for its roots around the sides. Improve the soil from the hole by removing weeds, large stones, rubbish and roots and adding a shovel full of compost or rotted manure. Sprinkle Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi in the bottom of the hole so it will make contact with the roots. Potted roses should have some roots gently teased out of the rootball before planting.

Position your Trumpeter rose so its roots are spread out and backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently as you go. Water in thoroughly.

You can order bareroot roses at any time and plant them from November to April, or container roses are available all year round.