Hybrid musk rose

Rosa 'Buff Beauty'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Hybrid musk rose (Rosa 'Buff Beauty')
ROE-sah
Genus:  Rosa
This fragrant rose produces generous clusters of double apricot flowers that fade to a soft yellow. It usually grows to 5 feet and taller when trained, making it an ideal candidate for screening or growing up a wall, arch, or trellis. It blooms from spring to autumn. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Hybrid musk roses are usually fragrant, blooming from June through October. They are ideal for borders or hedges, and make excellent companions to herbaceous perennials. They can tolerate more shade than most roses. 
Care:  Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. Prune lightly or back by up to 1/3, reducing side shoots by 1/2 to 1/3. To renovate, prune one in four or five shoots from the base.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall.
Problems:  Aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Hedge,
Screening,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Trellis
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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