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DESCRIPTION: This is one of the darkest roses you can find, bearing large clusters of velvety blood red flowers over the entire season; compact mounded habit, hardy and resistant to disease, a good garden detail shrub
BOTANICAL NAME: Rosa x 'Hope for Humanity' (Parkland Series)
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 1.5 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1 Meter
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Dark red with yellow eye
FLOWERING TIME: Early summer until late summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average to dry - Prefers well-drained soil
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Cut Flower, Fragrant
Hope for Humanity Rose features showy lightly-scented dark red flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall.
Hope for Humanity 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:
Hope for Humanity Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Hope for Humanity Rose will grow to be about 24 inches 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. 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.
Hope for Humanity Rose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.