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Night Owl Rose

Rosa 'Night Owl'

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Night Owl Rose (Rosa 'Night Owl') at Cole's Florist & Garden Centre

Night Owl Rose flowers

Night Owl Rose flowers

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Group/Class:  Climbing Rose

Description:

An exceptional climbing rose for the collector seeking dark flowers, this wondrous variety features deep purple flowers with bright eyes on a climber that will grace any trellis or arbor, flowers are sweetly fragrant; must have full sun

Ornamental Features

Night Owl Rose features showy fragrant deep purple flowers with white eyes and yellow anthers at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Night Owl Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance woody vine that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Night Owl Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Night Owl Rose will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. As a climbing rose, it can be leggy near the base and may be concealed by underplanting with lower-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
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