Big Momma™ Rose flowers
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
Brand: Star Roses & Plants
A stunning, big pink selection with a high petal count, that is very fragrant with a strong fruity scent; robust, very glossy green foliage is disease resistant and attractive; makes a nice cutting rose
Big Momma™ Rose features showy fragrant pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Big Momma™ 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Big Momma™ Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Big Momma™ Rose will grow to be about 6 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 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.