Rose Marie Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6
Other Names: Ausome Rose, White Heritage Rose
Group/Class: English Rose
A sport of Heritage, this variety is a hardy shrub forming fragrant white flowers with a blush of pink on thornless stems; repeat bloomer that needs full sun and well-drained soil; good disease resistance
Rose Marie Rose is clothed in stunning fragrant white flowers with shell pink centers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Rose Marie 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 has no significant negative characteristics.
Rose Marie Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Rose Marie Rose will grow to be about 4 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.