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Memorial Day Rose

These enormous long stemmed flowers hold loads of frilly petals in orchid pink tones softened by a gentle wash in lavender; a rich damask fragrance engages happy memories; a vigorous bloomer and very disease resistant.

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Characteristics

Plant Height: 60 in.

Spread: 60 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: upright spreading

Summer Foliage Color: dark green

Minimum Sunlight: full sun

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Ornamental Features

Memorial Day Rose features showy fragrant pink frilly flowers with lilac purple overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Memorial Day 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. It has no significant negative characteristics. Memorial Day Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Mass Planting Hedges/Screening General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Memorial Day Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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.