Robusta Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
A vigorous variety producing clusters of single crimson blooms with frilly edges that free flower from summer to fall; dark green leather foliage creates contrast for the bright blooms and make this selection perfect as a dense hedge rose
Robusta Rose is blanketed in stunning crimson flowers with yellow eyes along the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves turn harvest gold in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Robusta 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;
Robusta Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Robusta Rose will grow to be about 5 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, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium 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.