Prairie Princess Rose
Rosa 'Prairie Princess'
Prairie Princess Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
This exceptional rose features a profusion of fragrant double pink flowers in early summer, repeat-blooming into fall, on a bushy, upright habit; hardy and resistant to disease, makes a fantastic flowering hedge; needs full sun and well-drained soil
Prairie Princess Rose is bathed in stunning fragrant rose flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches in late spring, which emerge from distinctive cherry red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy red hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Prairie Princess 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;
Prairie Princess Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Prairie Princess Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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.