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First Crush Rose

​Rosa ‘First Crush’

  • Common Name: First Crush Rose (other common names: Floribunda Rose 'First Crush', First Crush™ Parfuma®)
  • Scientific Name: Rosa ‘First Crush’
  • Family Name: Roseaceae
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: 3’ – 4’
  • Width: 3’ – 4’
  • Growth: moderate
  • Zone: 5B – 9B
  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Salt Tolerance:  unknown
  • Soil/PH/Texture: Tolerates a wide variety of humus enriched, well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam; roses live best in a pH range of 6.0-7.2 with 6.5 being the ideal for optimum growth and flowering. (pH outside of this range causes loss of nutrients which has a detrimental effect of roses.)
  • Soil Moisture: average watering
  • Drought Tolerance: unknown
  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.
  • Growing Conditions: Easy to grow and low maintenance, self-cleaning
  • Characteristics: This is a very hardy deciduous rose bush that is self-cleaning with dark and glossy foliage. The stems are more branched than the hybrid teas and prickly with hooked thorns. Flowers may be single, double, or semi-double and are borne in large terminal clusters. Its fragrant blooms are White/Light Pink/Pink Blend, appear in late spring – mid fall and bloom repeatedly. The fragrance is a mix of herbaceous lemon balm with floral notes of jasmine.
  • Propagation: stem and tip cuttings

  • Wildlife: unknown

  • Facts: Hybridized and introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses as 'First Crush' in 2012 – 2013 but bred by Tim Hermann Kordes in 1998 in Germany. It is a cross between the dwarf polyantha rose and the early hybrid tea rose.

  • Designer Considerations: great in a border, bed, as an accent or as a container plant for your patio.  Makes a beautiful bouquet, cut or dried.


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First Crush Rose