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Honor Rose

Rosa 'Honor'

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

Honor Rose flowers

Honor Rose flowers

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Group/Class:  Hybrid Tea Rose

Description:

A spectacular, hardy tea rose producing high centered, double blooms that are lightly fragrant; pure white elegant flowers create a classic scene in the garden; a perfect accent shrub, along borders or in containers

Ornamental Features

Honor Rose features showy lightly-scented white flowers 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 dark red in spring. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Honor 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Honor Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Honor Rose will grow to be about 4 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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