Ink Spot Rose flowers
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6a
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
Alluring and mysterious describe well the dark deep red double blooms of this lovely hybrid; superior dark green foliage is large and adbundant creating a luxurious backdrop for these incredible blooms; this cultivar is vigorous and disease resistant
Ink Spot Rose features showy fragrant dark red flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. 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 color. The fruits are showy red hips displayed in late fall.
Ink Spot 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 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Ink Spot Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Ink Spot Rose will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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.