Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Buff Beauty' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 Song Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Fall, Spring, Summer Flower Color Salmon, Primrose Yellow Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Trellis Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa 'Buff Beauty' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Climbing large-flowered rose Rosa 'Mermaid' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Graham Thomas' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Floribunda rose Rosa 'Betty Prior' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 English shrub rose Rosa 'Redcoat' View the discussion thread.