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Sunrise™ Vigorosa® Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Group/Class: Groundcover Rose
A versatile and beautiful spreading groundcover rose great for covering embankments or low borders; yellow double blooms are rare for groundcover roses; an incredible disease resistant low shrub that reblooms throughout the season
Sunrise™ Vigorosa® Rose features showy lightly-scented yellow flowers 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 colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Sunrise™ Vigorosa® Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging 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;
Sunrise™ Vigorosa® Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Sunrise™ Vigorosa® Rose will grow to be about 3 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. 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.