Raspberry Ice Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Hannah Gordon Rose
Group/Class: Floribunda Rose
An attention getting floribunda rose with a spreading open habit producing sprays of stunning cupped blooms of pink and white, dramatically edged in red; dense dark green foliage provide the perfect contrast to make this shrub truly stand out
Raspberry Ice Rose features showy lightly-scented pink flowers with white eyes and red edges at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid 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.
Raspberry Ice Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Raspberry Ice Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Raspberry Ice Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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.