Hybrid Tea Rose Rosa Troika = 'Poumidor' (HT)

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


The Rosa Troika, often referred to simply as the Troika rose, is a striking variety notable for its beautiful blooms. The flowers are a captivating blend of hues, typically displaying rich, creamy yellow at their base that gradually transitions to a warm, deep and velvety crimson red towards the petal edges. This creates a stunning two-tone effect that is visually impactful. The buds are long and pointed, unraveling into large, double flowers, which means that each bloom is full of layered petals, giving it a luxuriant and opulent appearance. The petals themselves have a soft, velvety texture adding to the rose's luxurious feel. The leaves of the Troika rose are typically a glossy, vibrant green, offering a striking contrast to the dramatic coloring of the flowers. The foliage has a leathery feel, and along with the flowering stems, may bear thorns. The bush itself is well-branched, allowing for numerous flowers to be on display throughout its blooming season. The Troika rose's overall presentation can be described as robust and elegant, with its magnificent flowers being the clear highlight that draws the eye and captures the attention of anyone who happens to pass by.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Troika Rose, Poumidor Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa Troika = 'Poumidor' (HT).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Hybrid Tea Roses, which include the Rosa 'Poumidor', are not classified as poisonous to humans. They do not generally contain toxins that would lead to serious poisoning if ingested. However, it's important to note that eating any non-food plants, including the rose leaves or petals, could potentially cause mild stomach upset in some individuals due to the plant material being indigestible or due to natural plant compounds.

    • To pets

      Hybrid Tea Roses, which include the Rosa 'Poumidor', are not known to be toxic to pets such as dogs and cats. These plants do not contain highly toxic substances that would cause serious poisoning if a pet were to ingest its leaves or flowers. Ingesting rose petals or leaves might cause some gastrointestinal upset, such as mild vomiting or diarrhea in pets, mainly if they're not used to eating plant material. However, the thorns of roses can cause injuries or possible infections if they scratch or puncture the skin.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet (91-122 cm)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (61-91 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental appeal: The Rosa 'Poumidor' is known for its deep red, velvety flowers which add aesthetic value to gardens and landscapes.
    • Fragrance: This rose variety emits a pleasant scent that can enhance the sensory experience of a garden.
    • Pollinator attraction: Roses are known to attract bees and other pollinators, improving the biodiversity of an area.
    • Cut Flower Use: The Rosa 'Poumidor' is suitable for cut flower arrangements due to its sturdy stems and long-lasting blooms.
    • Adaptability: This rose can adapt to a range of soil types, although it prefers well-drained loam.
    • Cultural significance: Roses have been symbols of love and beauty for centuries and can add a layer of traditional significance to a garden.
    • Improves Property Value: Well-maintained rose bushes like 'Poumidor' can increase the curb appeal and thus the property value of a home.

  • 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 petal jam: The petals of Rosa Troika can be used to create a fragrant and unique rose petal jam often enjoyed as a delicacy.
    • Floral water: Distilled Rosa Troika petals can be used to make a hydrating and soothing rose water, ideal for culinary uses or as a natural skin toner.
    • Edible decoration: The blooms of Rosa Troika can adorn cakes and pastries, adding an elegant and edible touch to desserts.
    • Scented candles: The fragrant oil from Rosa Troika petals can be used to craft scented candles that bring their signature aroma into homes.
    • Homemade potpourri: Dried Rosa Troika petals can be included in potpourri mixtures, bringing a pleasant and long-lasting fragrance to a room.
    • Bath bombs: The petals of Rosa Troika can be mixed into bath bomb recipes, creating a luxurious and skin-softening soak with a relaxing scent.
    • Rose water ice cubes: Frozen Rosa Troika rose water can be used in drinks to add a subtle floral flavor and fragrance as they melt.
    • Flavoring for syrups: The flowers of Rosa Troika can be infused into syrups, which can then flavor cocktails, sodas, or teas with a light rose essence.
    • Herbal sachets: Dried Rosa Troika petals can be sewn into small sachets, which can be placed in drawers or closets for a natural deodorizer.
    • Companion planting: Rosa Troika can be used as a companion plant in vegetable gardens, helping to deter certain pests and attract beneficial insects.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Roses are often used in Feng Shui to invite love, create a calming atmosphere, and stimulate a flow of positive energy. To utilize the Rosa 'Poumidor' effectively, place the plant in the southwest area of your garden or home to enhance love and relationship luck, or in the living room to bring peaceful energies. Ensure the roses remain healthy and well-tended, as dying plants can attract negative chi.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As with most roses, the Rosa Troika is commonly associated with love, often expressing deep affection and emotional connections.
    • Beauty: The stunning appearance of Rosa Troika blooms symbolizes beauty, both external and internal, as well as grace and elegance.
    • Perfection: The well-formed flowers with lush petals represent an ideal or perfect state, often associated with romantic and platonic relationships.
    • Passion: The vibrant color of the Rosa Troika is indicative of intense feelings and passion, symbolizing a fervent and enthusiastic love.
    • Balance: Given the hybrid nature of Rosa Troika, it often symbolizes balance, showing a harmonious blend of qualities from different rose varieties.

Every 2-5 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to early summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Hybrid Tea roses like the Rosa Troika need deep watering to encourage root growth, typically around 1-2 gallons per week depending on weather conditions. Water the base of the rose to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease. During the active growing season, particularly in dry weather, it's important to water 2-3 times a week. In the winter months or during rainy periods, reduce watering to prevent waterlogging. It's best to water early in the morning to allow the moisture to seep into the soil and reach the roots effectively.

  • sunLight

    The Rosa Troika thrives in full sunlight, requiring a minimum of six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight per day. The ideal spot for planting Hybrid Tea roses is in an open area away from trees and large shrubs that may create shade and compete for nutrients and water. Avoiding overly shaded areas will help ensure abundant blooms and healthy growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Hybrid Tea roses, such as the Rosa Troika, prefer temperate climates with temperatures ranging broadly from 32°F to 90°F. They can survive brief dips below freezing but not prolonged periods of extreme cold. The ideal temperature for robust growth and flowering is between 60°F and 70°F. Ensure that your rose is not exposed to abrupt temperature changes or frost during the budding season.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Rosa Troika is essential to maintain shape, encourage new growth, and increase air circulation to minimize disease. Prune early in the spring when new shoots are beginning to form. Remove dead wood, weak or crossing branches, and cut back remaining canes by about one-third to one-half. Prune again after the first wave of blooms to promote a second bloom cycle. The best time for this lighter pruning is immediately after the blooms have faded.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Best soil mix for the Hybrid Tea Rose should be rich, loamy, and well-draining with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Amend with compost and aged manure to enhance fertility.

  • plantRepotting

    Hybrid Tea Roses are typically not repotted frequently as they are garden plants; instead, replenish topsoil annually and fully replace soil every 3-4 years.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Hybrid Tea Roses prefer moderate humidity levels but are adaptable; they handle typical outdoor humidity well and do not require specific humidity control.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light and ample airflow for indoor Hybrid Tea Rose.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, sheltered spot, well-draining soil for outdoor Hybrid Tea Rose.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    The Rosa 'Poumidor', commonly known as Troika Rose, begins its life cycle when the seeds germinate after a period of stratification. Seedlings emerge and establish themselves, growing into young plants with foliage and a developing root system. As the plants mature, they produce stems with thorns, compound leaves, and buds that develop in response to climatic conditions, particularly temperature. These buds bloom into the characteristic red-orange flowers of the Troika Rose, usually from late spring to fall, with the flowers being pollinated by insects, leading to the formation of hips (fruit) containing seeds. After the flowering stage, if the hips are not harvested, they will eventually dry and release their seeds, continuing the cycle. Throughout its life, the plant undergoes periods of active growth, flowering, and dormancy, particularly in cold climates where the rose will enter a dormant phase during winter before resuming growth in spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to early summer

    • Rosa Troika, commonly known as the Hybrid Tea Rose 'Poumidor', is best propagated through stem cuttings. This method involves cutting a healthy, mature stem from the parent plant during its dormant period, which is typically in the late fall or winter. The cut stem should be about 6 to 8 inches (approximately 15 to 20 centimeters) long and include several sets of leaves. After making the cut, the bottom leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone to facilitate root development. The treated cutting is then planted in a mixture of potting soil and perlite or sand to provide good drainage. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged, and the cutting should be placed in a location with indirect light. With proper care, the cutting will develop roots in a few weeks, after which it can eventually be transplanted to its final location.