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Melody Perfume Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Melody Parfumee Rose
Group/Class: Grandiflora Rose
This is an intensely fragrant variety producing gorgeous plum colored blooms with a rich damask scent, above the deep green foliage; blooms mature to a silvery-lavender and are perfect for cutting; excellent disease resistance
Melody Perfume Rose features showy fragrant plum purple flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Melody Perfume 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Melody Perfume Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Melody Perfume Rose will grow to be about 5 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, 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 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.