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Rainbow Sunblaze® Rose

Rosa 'Meigenpi'

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Rainbow Sunblaze® Rose (Rosa 'Meigenpi') at Valley View Farms

Rainbow Sunblaze® Rose flowers

Rainbow Sunblaze® Rose flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Group/Class:  Miniature Rose

Brand:  Sunblaze

Description:

This variety is a strong, bushy plant with bright yellow blooms with red-orange petal edges; creates a huge impact in small spaces and containers; good disease resistance; benefits from winter protection

Ornamental Features

Rainbow Sunblaze® Rose features showy yellow flowers with gold eyes and red edges at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. 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 color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rainbow Sunblaze® 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.

Rainbow Sunblaze® Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Rainbow Sunblaze® Rose will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 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.

Rainbow Sunblaze® Rose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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