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Home Run Rose

Rosa 'Home Run'

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Home Run Rose (Rosa 'Home Run') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Home Run Rose flowers

Home Run Rose flowers

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Shrub Rose

Description:

A carefree compact shrub that is covered in five petaled fire engine red flowers from late spring until the first frost with a brief rest in mid summer; attractive orange hips add a season decorative value for late fall and winter

Ornamental Features

Home Run Rose is blanketed in stunning lightly-scented red flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from early summer 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 color. The fruits are showy orange hips displayed in late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Home Run 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;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Home Run Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Home Run Rose will grow to be about 4 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. 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.

 
 
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Flowers  Fruit 
Ornamental Features

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