Plant Guide

Rosa 'Lemon 'N Lime'

Floribunda rose with an upright growth habit and glossy dark green foliage, flowering throughout the season with flushhes of small to medium sized, cupped, double, creamy white flowers with a pale lemon yellow to green tinge. 

Rosa 'Lemon 'N Lime' (SOMbeethree) was bred by Rob Somerfield (New Zealand) from a cross between R. 'Anniversary' and R. 'Serendipity'. Released in New Zealand by Glenavon Roses Ltd. in 2012. Won several awards in the New Zealand rose trials in 2011, including best New Zealand bred rose and best floribunda rose.

Prefers a sunny position in any well-draining soil with a generous amount of organic matter. Fertilise in early spring and again in early summer. Deadhead during the flowering season and prune in winter. Good disease resistance. 

Strong grower with relatively small, but beautifully coloured flowers. Unfortunately the flowers of Rosa 'Lemon 'N Lime' are not fragrant. Combines well with purple flowering plants such as penstemons, and catnip.

Type of plant

Shrub - Deciduous


1.3 m tall

Landscape Use

flower display, cut flowers


  • Temperature: Hardy
  • Light: High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Light Medium Heavy
  • Wind tolerance: Average