Plant Guide


Rosa 'Picotee'

Compact, repeat flowering patio rose. Semi-double flowers with ruffled edges, produced in clusters. Flowers are about 6 cm across, pink with white margins, center and reverse. The term 'picotee' is used in general to describe flowers that have petal margins of a different colour than the rest.

Registration name: Rosa 'SOMcarpaint'. Bred by Rob Somerfield (New Zealand) from a cross between a seedling of Rosa 'Flower carpet Pink' and Rosa 'Old Master'. There are a couple of other roses with the name 'Picotee'; a red-blend floribunda rose with the registration and trade name Rosa 'Picotee', bred by Frank Raffel (USA), and a red and white miniature rose with the registration name Rosa 'BENpico', bred by Frank A. Benardella (USA).

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

Charming rose with delightful, bright and cheery colours and a lovely loose, frivolous flower shape. Suitable for containers.

Type of plant

Shrub - Deciduous


0.6-0.7 m tall

Landscape Use

flower display in beds or borders, container plant


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