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Honey Nectar™ Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Group/Class: Grandiflora Rose
A truly elegant rose featuring apricot double blooms with bright orange highlights; clean, glossy dark green foliage is highly disease resistant; better in hot humid temperatures than others; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Honey Nectar™ Rose features showy clusters of peach flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive orange flower buds. 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.
Honey Nectar™ Rose is a dense 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. 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;
Honey Nectar™ Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Honey Nectar™ Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 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.