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Veterans' Honor Rose

Veterans' Honor Rose

  • Common Name: Veterans’ Honor (hybrid tea rose)

  • Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Veterans’ Honor’

  • Family Name: Roseaceae

  • Origin: United States

  • Height: 4’ – 6’

  • Width: 3’ – 4’

  • Growth: low maintenance, can be trained as a bush or tree.

  • Zone: 7A – 10B

  • Light Needs: Full sun but does tolerate some light shade

  • 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, avoid watering overhead.

  • Drought Tolerance: unknown

  • Pests/Diseases: roses are bug and disease resistant with a moderate amount of care.

  • Growing Conditions: medium maintenance

  • Characteristics: the slightly fragrant blooms are dark red, double, tea shaped and can bloom repeatedly.

  • Propagation: by stem cuttings, grafting and budding

  • Wildlife: attracts bees, birds, and butterflies

  • Facts: hybridized by Dr. Keith Zary in 1997.

  • Designer Considerations: use as an informal hedge, in borders, along foundations, in garden beds, as an accent plant and it also is great for flower arrangements fresh or dried and preserved.