Summer Sun Rose
Summer Sun Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 20 inches
Hardiness Zone: 7a
Other Names: Sommersonne Rose
Group/Class: Floribunda Rose
Stunning full blooms of salmon-pink with apricot reverses creates tremendous visual impact when massed in the garden; blooms repeat all season long and make splendid cut flowers
Summer Sun Rose features showy fragrant salmon flowers with pink overtones and a peach reverse at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Summer Sun 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Summer Sun Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Summer Sun Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. 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 30 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.