The Generous Gardener Rose
The Generous Gardener Rose flowers
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Rambler Rose, Climbing Rose
Group/Class: Austin Rose
This vigorous variety produces large, soft, glowing pink blooms, shading to the palest of pink at the edges; old rose, musk and myrrh fragrance; excellent for arbors, along walls or fences, or as a large free flowing specimen
The Generous Gardener Rose features showy fragrant shell pink flowers with creamy white overtones and pink centers along the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The serrated oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.
The Generous Gardener Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing 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 woody vine 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;
The Generous Gardener Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
The Generous Gardener Rose will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. As a climbing rose, it can be leggy near the base and may be concealed by underplanting with lower-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This woody vine 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.