This beautiful repeat bloomer tolerates shadier conditions than other roses and poor soils. The fragrance is absolutely wonderful, and the rose is nearly thornless.
Information provided by Brushwood Nursery
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBourbon roses are fragrant shrubs or climbers, with glossy leaves and repeating flowers. They make ideal candidates for screening or growing up a wall, arch, or trellis, and they are also useful for borders and hedges.
CareGrow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. In late winter or early spring, 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.
PropagationTake softwood cuttings when bloom begins in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall.
ProblemsAphids, 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.
- Genus : Rosa
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Bloom Time : Fall, Spring, Summer
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fruit
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest