Champagne Cocktail Rose Rosa Champagne Cocktail = 'Horflash' (F)

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


Rosa Champagne Cocktail, known commonly as the Champagne Cocktail rose, is a captivating plant admired for its unique and striking blooms. The flowers of this rose are noteworthy for their multicolored petals that blend shades of yellow and pink. The outer petals typically display a soft, creamy yellow, which graduates to a warm, pink blush towards the center, creating a beautiful, cocktail-like mix that can vary in intensity. Each bloom is full and rounded, with a lavish, old-fashioned form that adds a touch of elegance to the plant. The leaves of the Champagne Cocktail rose are lush and abundant, presenting a deep green color that beautifully complements the delicate hues of the blossoms. The leaves are glossy, which adds a reflective quality to the foliage, making it an excellent backdrop for the flowers. This rose has a bushy and well-branched habit, creating a full and robust appearance. It carries its blooms with poise on long stems that are sturdy and can support the weight of the large flowers, making them excellent for cutting and arrangements. The plant's presentation can be quite stunning when in full bloom, with numerous blossoms covering the bush. Additionally, the Champagne Cocktail rose is known for its pleasant fragrance. The scent can be described as moderate, with a refreshing floral aroma that can delight the senses, making it a wonderful choice for gardens where fragrance is an important feature. Overall, the appearance of the Champagne Cocktail rose is one of classic beauty, with a combination of vibrant colors, lush foliage, and delightful scent that can enhance the aesthetic of any space.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Champagne Cocktail Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Horflash'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Champagne Cocktail rose is not considered toxic to humans. While ingestion of rose plants is generally not recommended as the plant parts are not meant for consumption and may cause discomfort or an upset stomach, roses do not contain substances known to cause serious harm or poisoning in humans.

    • To pets

      The Champagne Cocktail rose is not considered toxic to pets. Roses, in general, are non-toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. However, the thorns can cause injury if a pet attempts to eat them, and ingesting large amounts of the plant material may lead to gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting or diarrhea.

  • 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

    • Enhances Aesthetic Appeal: The Rosa Champagne Cocktail, with its unique coloration and attractive blooms, adds visual interest to gardens and landscapes.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, supporting the local ecosystem.
    • Fragrance: The plant is known for its pleasant scent, which can enhance the sensory experience of a garden.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: It can be used in various design settings, such as borders, hedges, or as standalone specimens.
    • Improves Mood: Being around flowering plants like the Rosa Champagne Cocktail has been shown to improve mood and reduce stress levels in individuals.
    • Cultural Significance: Roses are often associated with love and celebration, making this plant ideal for special occasions and as a gift.

  • 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

    • Rose petals can be used to add flavor and color to beverages, such as teas or cocktails, by steeping them or using them as a garnish.
    • The petals of the rose can also be crystallized with sugar to create an edible decoration for cakes and pastries.
    • Rose water, made by distilling rose petals, is often used in Middle Eastern and South Asian cuisines for flavoring sweets like baklava and rice pudding.
    • Dried rose petals can be incorporated into potpourri mixes to add fragrance to a room.
    • Rose petals can be used to create natural dyes for textiles or art projects, providing a range of pink to purple hues.
    • The rose hips, the fruit of the rose plant, can be harvested and used to make jams, jellies, syrups, and teas, known for their high vitamin C content.
    • Roses can serve as a source of natural oils for use in perfumery, bath oils, and aromatherapy products.
    • Petals can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, skin-softening soak with a pleasant fragrance.
    • Rose petals can be incorporated into homemade facial masks or scrubs for their soothing and astringent properties.
    • When hosting an event, rose petals can be scattered on tables or pathways for decorative and fragrant accent.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The rose is used in Feng Shui to attract love, create a calming and positive atmosphere, enhance personal relationships, and promote a sense of happiness and well-being. They can be placed in the southwest area of a garden or home to enhance love and marriage luck.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: The rose is universally associated with love, and a Champagne Cocktail rose with its unique beauty could symbolize a special or rare form of this emotion.
    • Passion: Roses are often associated with deep passion and a desire to express profound feelings.
    • Celebration: The name 'Champagne Cocktail' implies a festive occasion, suggesting that the rose symbolizes celebration and joy.
    • Elegance: Roses, particularly those with an exquisite name like Champagne Cocktail, often denote elegance and sophistication.
    • Beauty: Roses are widely recognized as symbols of beauty, and this specific cultivar, with its unique color and form, reinforces this meaning.
    • New Beginnings: The fresh bloom of a rose often represents new beginnings and the start of something beautiful.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to early summer
  • water dropWater

    For the Champagne Cocktail rose, it is best to water deeply once a week, providing about one to two gallons of water per plant. Ensure the water penetrates the soil to about 18 inches to encourage deep root growth. During hot, dry periods, increase the frequency to twice a week. Avoid overhead watering to minimize the risk of leaf diseases. Adjust watering based on rainfall, and always check the soil moisture before watering to prevent overwatering.

  • sunLight

    Champagne Cocktail roses thrive best in full sun conditions, receiving at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Plant them in a spot where they are exposed to the morning sun, which helps dry dew quickly, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. The best spot would be one with clear, unfiltered sunlight, although light afternoon shade can be beneficial in extremely hot climates.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Champagne Cocktail rose favors temperatures in a range from 70°F to 85°F for optimal growth. It can survive minimum temperatures down to about 20°F, making it suitable for many temperate climates. Roses, in general, are not tolerant of extreme cold and should be protected when temperatures approach the lower end of their tolerance range.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Champagne Cocktail rose is important for promoting healthy growth, improving air circulation, and enhancing flower production. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead, damaged, or diseased stems and thinning out the center to open it up. Annual pruning should also include cutting back about one-third of the older stems to encourage new growth. The best time is when the plant is dormant, just before the last expected frost date in your area.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Floribunda Rose should be well-draining and rich in organic material, with a pH between 6.0 to 6.5. A mixture of equal parts garden soil, compost, and coarse sand or perlite can create a suitable environment for healthy growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Floribunda Roses, planted in containers, should be repotted every two to three years to replenish nutrients and prevent root crowding. It's best to repot in the spring before the growing season starts.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Floribunda Roses thrive in moderate humidity levels. While outdoor plants generally receive adequate humidity from the environment, indoor roses may benefit from occasional misting if the air is dry.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright, indirect light and good air circulation for indoor Floribunda Roses.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun with well-drained soil for outdoor Floribunda Roses.

    • Hardiness zone

      6-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of the Rosa 'Champagne Cocktail' begins with seed germination, proceeding after a stratification period to break dormancy. Once the seedlings emerge and develop true leaves, they are known as saplings, and this marks the vegetative growth stage where the plants increase in size and produce the necessary structures for photosynthesis and nutrient uptake. As the plant matures, it enters the flowering phase, characterized by the development of the distinctive pink and yellow bicolor blooms that define the 'Champagne Cocktail' rose. Following pollination, which can be facilitated by insects or other agents, the plant produces hips that contain seeds, thereby enabling the next generation of roses. Throughout its life, this floribunda bush requires pruning to promote healthy growth and to maintain its shape. Finally, the plant will eventually enter senescence, where growth slows and the plant will ultimately die, completing its life cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to early summer

    • The Rosa 'Champagne Cocktail', commonly known as the Champagne Cocktail rose, is typically propagated through the method of stem cuttings. This popular method involves taking a healthy, non-flowering stem from the parent plant during the cooler part of the growing season, which is usually in early spring or late fall. The cutting, about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) long, is made just below a leaf node, and all but the topmost leaves are removed. The cut end is often dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development and then the stem is planted in a well-draining soil mix. The cutting should be kept moist and in a warm, bright location, but out of direct sunlight, until roots have established, which usually takes several weeks. Once the new plant has developed a strong root system, it can be transplanted into the garden.