Hybrid Tea Rose Rosa Belle Epoque = 'Fryyaboo' (PBR) (HT)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose [Belle Epoque]


The Rosa Belle Epoque, also known as the 'Fryyaboo', is a type of hybrid tea rose. This rose variety is noted for its unique and exquisite flowers. The blossoms exhibit a distinct blend of colors that can include warm shades of beige, pink, and cream, often with tones that can subtly shift as the flower matures. These hues give a nostalgic, vintage feel to the rose, reminiscent of the bygone Belle Époque era. Each flower is typically full and rounded, featuring a high-centered form that is characteristic of hybrid tea roses. As the blooms unfurl, they reveal a large number of delicately layered petals, which can amount to a quite substantial petal count. The petals have a soft, almost velvety texture, and their arrangement can lead to a somewhat ruffled appearance that adds depth and complexity to the display. The leaves of the Rosa Belle Epoque are glossy, contributing to the plant's overall healthy and vigorous look. The foliage tends to be a deep green, which provides a striking contrast against the softer, more muted tones of the blossoms, emphasizing their beauty. This rose variety often has a pleasant fragrance, which adds to its appeal in gardens and floral arrangements. The combination of scent, color, and the classic form of the blooms make this rose a sought-after plant for rose enthusiasts and gardeners looking to add a touch of elegance to their landscapes.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Belle Epoque Rose, Hybrid Tea Rose.

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Fryyaboo'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Rosa Belle Epoque, commonly known as the Hybrid Tea Rose, is not considered toxic to humans. There are no widespread reports of poisoning from ingesting any part of this rose variety. However, roses in general have thorns that can cause physical injury from punctures or scratches if not handled carefully.

    • To pets

      The Rosa Belle Epoque, commonly known as the Hybrid Tea Rose, is generally considered non-toxic to pets as well. Ingesting its parts, including petals, leaves, and stems, does not usually result in poisoning. However, the thorns could potentially cause injury to pets if they were to chew on the branches or if a thorn becomes lodged in their skin.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet [0.91-1.22 meters]

    • Spread

      2-3 feet [0.61-0.91 meters]

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Blooms: Rosa Belle Epoque produces beautiful, full flowers with a unique blend of colors that can be a standout in any garden display.
    • Long Flowering Season: This variety typically has a long blooming period, providing color and interest throughout the growing season.
    • Hardy: Often bred for increased hardiness, Rosa Belle Epoque can withstand a variety of environmental conditions once established.
    • Scented Flowers: The blooms are often fragrant, which can add an additional sensory experience to the garden.
    • Pollinator Friendly: Roses can attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Landscape Versatility: This rose can be used in a variety of landscape designs, including beds, borders, and as specimen plants.
    • Disease Resistance: Many modern roses such as the Belle Epoque are bred to be more resistant to common rose diseases.
    • Improved Durability: Selected for their ability to perform well in gardens, they may be more robust against weather fluctuations and poor soils.
    • Can be Used as Cut Flowers: Roses are classic choices for bouquets and arrangements, and this variety's unique appearance may lend a special touch.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists and photographers often use the beautiful blooms of the rose in still life compositions or as subjects in botanical illustrations.
    • Perfumery: While not a common use, the petals of certain rose varieties can be distilled to produce rose oil, an ingredient in some high-end perfumes.
    • Gourmet Cooking: Edible rose petals are sometimes used as a delicate flavoring in dishes like salads, desserts, or even infused into syrups or jellies.
    • Crafts and Decorations: Dried rose petals and buds can be incorporated into potpourri, sachets, or as natural confetti for weddings and other celebrations.
    • Floral Waters: Petals can be steeped in water to create rose-flavored water, which is used in culinary applications or as a refreshing face mist.
    • Bath and Body Products: Crushed petals can be mixed into homemade soaps, bath bombs, and scrubs for their fragrance and aesthetic appeal.
    • Educational Tools: Roses, including the Rosa Belle Epoque, can be used in educational settings to teach about plant biology, pollination, and horticulture.
    • Cultural Symbols: Roses often carry cultural significance and can be used in ceremonies or events to symbolize love, beauty, and appreciation.
    • Color Pallets: The unique hues of the rose can inspire color schemes for interior design, fashion design, and art projects.
    • Textile Dyes: Historically, rose petals have been used to make natural dyes for fabrics, though this is a less common practice today.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: The Rosa Belle Epoque, commonly referred to as a type of Hybrid Tea Rose, traditionally symbolizes love. This is often associated with the flower's long-standing use in romantic gestures and its presence in many cultures as a means to express deep affection.
    • Beauty: Roses are widely recognized for their beauty, which is reflected in the delicate form and color of the Belle Epoque bloom. This symbolizes an appreciation of beauty in all its forms.
    • Timelessness: The name 'Belle Epoque' refers to a period of European history known as the "Beautiful Era," characterized by optimism and peace; the rose's link to this time implies a sense of timelessness and enduring elegance.
    • Mystery: The unique color of this rose, which can be described as a blend of creamy-yellow and pinkish hues, might symbolize mystery or something that is not completely revealed, akin to the unfurling of rose petals.
    • Balance: Roses often symbolize balance due to the harmonious way their petals spiral from the center, and the Belle Epoque with its well-formed blooms exemplifies this type of harmony.

Every 2 weeks
10000 - 20000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
As needed
  • water dropWater

    For the Hybrid Tea Rose, water thoroughly once a week, providing about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water per plant. During hot and dry periods, increase watering frequency to 2-3 times a week. Ensure the soil is moist but not waterlogged, and water in the morning to allow foliage to dry throughout the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. During the winter or dormant period, reduce watering significantly, only to keep the soil from completely drying out.

  • sunLight

    The ideal light conditions for a Hybrid Tea Rose involve full sun for at least six hours a day. Planting roses in a spot that receives morning sunlight is particularly beneficial as it helps dry dew from the leaves, decreasing the risk of disease. Avoid placing them where buildings, trees, or other structures will cast shade on them for most of the day.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Hybrid Tea Roses thrive in moderate climates with temperatures ranging from 65°F to 75°F. Extreme heat or cold can stress the plants, but they can typically tolerate temperatures as low as 20°F and as high as 90°F. To promote healthy growth and flowering, avoid placing them where they will be exposed to rapid temperature fluctuations.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Hybrid Tea Roses in early spring when new buds begin to swell. Remove dead or diseased wood, inward-growing branches, and thin out the center to improve air circulation. Pruning promotes vigorous growth and blooms and should be done annually. Deadhead spent flowers throughout the blooming season to encourage more blooms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the hybrid tea rose is one that is well-draining with organic matter, loamy, and slightly acidic to neutral. A mixture of one-third top soil, one-third peat moss, and one-third compost or well-rotted manure works well. The ideal soil pH for this rose should be between 6.0 and 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Hybrid tea roses like Rosa Belle Epoque typically don't require frequent repotting as they are usually planted outdoors. If grown in containers, repotting can be done every 2 to 3 years to replenish soil nutrients and prevent root binding.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Hybrid tea roses, such as Rosa Belle Epoque, generally prefer moderate humidity levels around 50-60%. High humidity can lead to fungal diseases, so ensuring good air circulation is important.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Grow hybrid tea roses indoors in a bright spot, with minimum 6 hours of sunlight.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, ensure well-draining soil, and shelter from strong winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rosa Belle Epoque, commonly known as Hybrid Tea Rose, begins its life cycle when the seeds germinate in spring after a period of stratification to break dormancy. Emerging seedlings grow into young plants which then develop a strong root system and vegetative growth including leaves and stems. As the rose matures, it enters the flowering stage where buds form and blossom into large, fragrant blooms, typically from late spring to early autumn, with peak blooming in mid-summer. After pollination, which can be by insects or self-pollination, the flowers develop into rose hips (fruit) containing seeds for the next generation. In the fall or when temperatures decrease, the rose will start to enter dormancy, reducing growth and conserving energy for survival through the winter. The cycle resumes the following spring when temperatures rise and day length increases, triggering new growth and a repeat of the cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • Propogation: The Rosa Belle Epoque, commonly known as the Hybrid Tea Rose 'Fryyaboo', is most commonly propagated by hardwood cuttings. This process involves taking a cutting that is about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) long from a healthy, mature plant during its dormancy period in late fall or winter. The bottom end of the cutting should be cut at a 45-degree angle just below a bud, and the top end should be cut straight across just above a bud. The cutting is then placed in a well-draining soil mix, with about half of its length above the soil surface. To encourage root development, the cutting can be dipped in a rooting hormone before planting. It should be kept in a warm, humid environment until roots have established, after which it can be transferred to its permanent location.