Memorial Day Rose
Memorial Day Rose
Rosa ‘Memorial Day’
Common Name: Memorial Day (Hybrid Tea Rose)(other common names: 'WEKblunez', ‘Millie Rose’, ‘Parfum de Liberte’)
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Memorial Day’
Family Name: Roseaceae
Origin: United States
Height: 3’ – 5’
Width: 2’ – 3’
Zone: 7A – 10B
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 water needs, regularly but do not overwater
Drought Tolerance: unknown
Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.
Growing Conditions: low maintenance, dead head to encourage new blooms.
Characteristics: the strong fragrant blooms of this rose bush are medium pink (orchid pink) in color, very full-40+ petals, double, large 4” – 5”, and bloom repeatedly from spring - fall. The foliage is medium green and dense.
Propagation: by stem and tip cuttings, grafting or budding
Wildlife: attracts bees, butterflies, and birds
Facts: Bred by Tom Carruth in The United States in 2001. Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2004 as 'Memorial Day' and introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2005 as 'Heaven Scent'. Parentage: Blueberry Hill x New Zealand and 2 child plants.
Designer Considerations: use as a hedge, border, accent plant, in containers for patios or decks, great for flower arrangements because of being long stemmed makes them good for fresh cut flowers or dried.
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