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.
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