Opening Night Rose

A stunning variety with sumptuous deep red velvety blooms that have a glowing brightness; long stems are great for cutting; gorgeous in the garden or a vase.

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Characteristics

Plant Height: 48 in.

Spread: 36 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: upright spreading

Summer Foliage Color: dark green

Minimum Sunlight: full sun

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Ornamental Features

Opening Night Rose features showy lightly-scented 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 do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Opening Night 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. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration; Spiny Opening Night Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Mass Planting Hedges/Screening General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Opening Night Rose will grow to be about 4 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. 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.