Kiss Me Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5
Group/Class: Easy Elegance Rose
This is one of the most fragrant roses in the Easy Elegance Collection; it bears clusters of large, double, clear pink blooms reminiscent of English roses; flowers all season and is especially attractive in the perennial border; highly disease resistant
Kiss Me Rose features showy fragrant salmon flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has light green foliage which emerges red in spring. The oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Kiss Me 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 relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Kiss Me Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Kiss Me Rose will grow to be about 3 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.