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Primrose Rose*

Rosa 'Primrose'

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Primrose Rose (Rosa 'Primrose') at Classic Landscape Centre

Primrose Rose in bloom

Primrose Rose in bloom

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Group/Class:  Shrub Rose

Description:

This stunning heirloom rose features a profusion of single primrose-yellow flowers in early summer on a bushy, upright shrub with prickly spines; hardy and resistant to disease, makes a fantastic flowering hedge; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Primrose Rose is draped in stunning lightly-scented buttery yellow flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Primrose 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 high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Primrose Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Primrose Rose will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Bark 
Ornamental Features