Children's Hope® Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
Brand: Weeks Roses
A hardy shrub rose, featuring lightly fragrant double red flowers in clusters; bushy, upright habit, and resistant to disease; ideal as an accent or low flowering hedge; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Children's Hope® Rose is blanketed in stunning fragrant red flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval compound leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Children's Hope® 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 is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Children's Hope® Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Children's Hope® Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.