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The Poet's Wife Rose
Rosa 'The Poet's Wife'
The Poet's Wife Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: English Rose
Group/Class: Austin Rose
A brilliant rose with rich yellow flowers that have a full, pleasing form; blooms pale over time; has a strong rose fragrance with a hint of lemon; needs full sun and well-drained soil; good disease resistance; hardy with some protection
The Poet's Wife Rose is clothed in stunning fragrant yellow flowers with creamy white overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early 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.
The Poet's Wife 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. 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;
The Poet's Wife Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
The Poet's Wife 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.