The Dark Lady Rose
Rosa 'The Dark Lady'
The Dark Lady Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6a
Group/Class: Austin Rose
One of the darkest crimson-red roses you'll find, featuring loose and frilly flowers with a light fragrance produced in abundance over a long period on a spreading shrub; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
The Dark Lady Rose is blanketed in stunning lightly-scented dark red flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall.
The Dark Lady 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
The Dark Lady Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
The Dark Lady Rose will grow to be about 3 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. 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
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