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Evelyn Fison Rose flowers
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Height: 30 inches
Spread: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Irish Wonder Rose
Group/Class: Floribunda Rose
This lovely floribunda rose produces neatly formed, rounded, bright double blooms of crimson around sparse glossy dark green leaves; striking as a border or accent planting; requires good cultural practices to avoid disease and pests
Evelyn Fison Rose features showy lightly-scented crimson flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Evelyn Fison Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. 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 shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Evelyn Fison Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Evelyn Fison Rose will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.