Rosa 'Watercolors Home Run' flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Water Colors Home Run Rose
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
Ever-changing blooms of yellow, blush pink and cerise red over contrasting deep green foliage that starts out red; perfect for the garden, along walks, or as an informal hedge; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Watercolors Home Run Rose features showy lightly-scented yellow flowers with white overtones, gold eyes and red tips at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges red in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Watercolors Home Run Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance 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;
Watercolors Home Run Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Watercolors Home Run 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 20 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.