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Oh My! Rose
Oh My! Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: Grandiflora Rose
Clusters of velvety red, large ruffled blooms against the shiny, deep green foliage for a visually stunning display; strong stems are perfect for cutting; this vigorous, bushy plant has very good disease resistance
Oh My! Rose features showy clusters of lightly-scented red flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.
Oh My! 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;
Oh My! Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Oh My! 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 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.