If you came to the Janury 12th Rose Pruning Seminar and Volunteer Day, chances are your recieved a FREE BARE ROOT ROSE courtesy of Star Roses. There were several varieties to chose from. This page will provide you with details about your rose, and how to properly plant it.
FIRST AND FOREMOST: You should soak your rose at least 24 hours before you plant it!!!!
Here are the details about the roses we gave away:
Francis Meilland – Hybrid Tea
This is classic Hybrid Tea is the 2013 winner of the prestigious All-America Rose Selections Award. Introduced to commemorate Francis’ 100th Birthday by the legendary breeder who introduced the groundbreaking Peace Rose, this rose is sure to be a pleaser. It begins with a soft pink hue, and opens white. The very dark green, semi-gloss foliage is very disease resistant. It is a tall grower, up to 6′ with a high centered bloom and a strong, fruity and citrusy fragrance.
Apricot Candy – Hybrid Tea
The delicate rose fragrance adds to the classic elegance of this new soft apricot Hybrid Tea. Excellent flower shape and a novel, easy-on-the-eye color that is nevertheless strong enough to withstand the heat without fading. The ruffle-edged petals contrast nicely with the soft green foliage, either on the plant or in the vase. A good performer on both coasts with above average resistance to diseases.
Passonate Kisses – Floribunda
The fresh salmon colored blooms blend well in any landscape – a perfect compan- ion plant in mixed perennial beds. This Floribunda is always in bloom! The non-stop blooms, along with the attractive shape of this rose, make if perfect for cutting to enjoy indoors. It grows to about 3′ with a nice round shape. The blooms are produced mostly in sprays, and has a slight fragrance.
Preference – Floribunda
Winner of the 2006 Gold Medal aat the Rose Hills International Rose Trials near Los Angeles. Its deep scarlet red flowers will not burn or fade in the heat. Free flowering throughout the season, with a very compact growth habit. It is a very compact bush with dark green foliage.
Drift Rose – Landscape
Created in response to increased consumer demand for smaller, everblooming plants, Drift® Roses fit a special niche in the landscape rose market.
Drift® Roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniatures. From the former they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness. From the miniatures, they inherited their well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature.
The low, spreading habit of Drift® Roses is perfect for small gardens and combination planters. They complement any garden. They brighten up borders, fill in empty spaces, and spread delicately around established plants.
HERE’S HOW TO PROPERLY PLANT YOUR BARE ROOT ROSE: