Octoberfest Rose

Rosa 'MAClanter'

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Octoberfest Rose (Rosa 'MAClanter') at Millcreek Gardens

Octoberfest Rose flowers

Octoberfest Rose flowers

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Octoberfest Rose (Rosa 'MAClanter') at Millcreek Gardens

Octoberfest Rose flower buds

Octoberfest Rose flower buds

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Grandiflora Rose


Elegant, creamy blooms with yellow centers and edges in ever-changing shades of orange; tall, upright stems are perfect for cutting; this vigorous, bushy plant has excellent disease resistance

Ornamental Features

Octoberfest Rose features showy lightly-scented creamy white flowers with yellow overtones and orange edges at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Octoberfest Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Octoberfest Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Octoberfest Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features