Grace N' Grit Red™ Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
A hardy shrub rose, featuring beautiful, fully double red flowers from early summer into fall; bushy, upright habit, and resistant to disease; thrives in heat and humidity; ideal as a low flowering hedge; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Grace N' Grit Red™ Rose features showy red flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Grace N' Grit Red™ 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;
Grace N' Grit Red™ Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Grace N' Grit Red™ Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.