Floribunda rose with a compact, rounded habit, mid green foliage, and clusters of semi-double, vibrant coral pink flowers, flushed with white in the center, and yellow stamens. Flowers are about 8 cm wide, and have 10 to 15 petals. They are produced in flushes throughout the season.
Registration name: Rosa 'SOMsmoko'. Rosa 'Hans Christian Andersen' x Rosa 'Class Act', bred by Rob Somerfield (New Zealand), released in 2006.
Prefers a position in full sun and any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Good disease resistance. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Dead-head during the flowering season and prune in winter.
May take a few years to get established, but once it it is growing well, this is a beautiful, free-flowering rose. The flowers are only very slightly fragrant, but their gorgeous colour more than makes up for that. Good rose for the front of borders, en masse or as a single specimen. Excellent for cutting.