Rosa ‘Scepter’d Isle’
Common Name: Scepter’d Isle (English Rose Collection)
Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Scepter’d Isle’
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: United Kingdom
Height: 4’ – 6’
Width: 2’ – 3’
Zone: 5A – 10A
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: medium moisture, water regularly and deeply, avoid watering overhead
Drought Tolerance: unknown
Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.
Growing Conditions: moderate maintenance
Characteristics: the very fragrant blooms with a hint of myrrh are medium pink, double, cupped, appear summer – fall, and bloom repeatedly. It has medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Propagation: by stem or tip cuttings, grafts or budding
Wildlife: attracts butterflies
Facts: Bred by David Austin in 1997 and introduced in the UK in 1997.
Designer Considerations: use in beds, as borders or hedges, accent plants, containers on patios, and they make beautiful cut flowers fresh or dried.
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