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Rose, Abraham Darby

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Repeat bloomer with dazzling color and fragrance.

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A 1985 introduction that continues to dazzle with its fruity and fresh fragrance. Thickly doubled rose is very large with cupped petals shading apricot to yellow, later tinged pink. Remarkably repeat-blooming and an ideal choice as climbers for trellises. Well-branched, rounded bushes are vigorous and hardy.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

4-9

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

60-96 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

60 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Summer

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

Drought

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Rose: Bareroot or Potted Perennial Plant

 

How to Plant

Planting Bare Root Plants:

  • Choose a site with at least 8 hours of sun each day, where roots will not be in competition with the roots of other plants. Avoid areas where plants are not protected from harsh winds and cold. Plant climbers where they may be adequately supported. Roses grow well in rich, moisture-retentive soil.
  • Amend the soil 8-12 inches deep with well-rotted compost before planting.
  • Soak roots for several hours in lukewarm water
  • Trim of any broken or damaged roots
  • Dig a hole 18 inches deep and 18 inches wide.
  • Build a cone of soil at the bottom of the hole to support and spread roots around before backfilling
  • In cold winter zones, set the plant so that the base of the canes (bud union) is 4 inches below ground level. In warmer zones, the bud union should be just above ground level.
  • Replace the soil, firming it well around the plant with your hands.
  • Water very well
  • Apply 2-3 inches of organic mulch to keep the soil cool and moist

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Choose a site with at least 8 hours of sun each day, where roots will not be in competition with the roots of other plants. Avoid areas where plants are not protected from harsh winds and cold. Plant climbers where they may be adequately supported. Roses grow well in rich, moisture-retentive soil.
  • Amend the soil 8-12 inches deep with well-rotted compost before planting.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Water deeply. The water will seal off any air pockets around the root ball.
  • After planting be sure to mark the plants with plant labels so you know where they are and what varieties they are.
  • Apply 2-3 inches of organic mulch to keep the soil cool and moist.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients. Control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated. Keep soil moisture steady when plants are in bloom. Water on bright sunny mornings to give foliage enough time to dry out.
  • Use a slow release fertilizer such as Rose-tone at the recommended rate. Repeat bloomers need a steady supply of nutrients through the season.
  • Deadhead spent blooms to increase repeat blooming and keep plants tidy. Cut back dead flowers to the first five leaflet leaf.
  • To protect plants from harsh winter cold, mound the base of stems with 8 inches of shredded bark once winter sets in. In areas with severe winters, provide waterproof cover over the top.
  • Prune as out dead, diseased or weakened stems at any time. Prune for shape, size or to improve air circulation air circulation in late winter after danger of a hard freeze.  See pruning tips below.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases.

Growing Tips

  • Winter pruning of shrub roses: Prune when the season starts to warm up and the buds begin to swell. During the first year, prune plants only lightly, leaving two thirds of the plant. Once the plants are established, prune to half their size into a rounded bush. Remove any diseased, dead or weak stems.
  • Summer pruning of shrub roses: Remove 18-24 inches of stem after flowering, leaving 2-3 leaves of the current season’s growth. This helps keep the plant’s height in check, especially in warmer areas where repeat bloomers tend to get taller during the season. Spent flowers left on the plant may develop attractive rose hips in autumn. Stop deadheading towards summer’s end to prevent young, frost-sensitive shoots from developing.
  • Winter pruning of climbing roses: In winter prune the lateral branches that bloomed the previous season to 3 or 4 buds, or about 6 inches ling. Tie in the long, strong main stems and do not cut these back unless they are old, weak or dead. With trellises and other supports, stems can be fanned out to encourage side shoots and more flowering.
  • Cut flowers in the morning. Cut stems back to a five leaflet leaf. Immediately plunge cut stems into water.
Zone
4-9
Sun
Full Sun
Height
60-96 inches
Spread
60 inches
Bloom Season
Summer
Resistant To
Drought
Ornamental Use
Borders, Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Spring
Genus
Rosa
Life Cycle
Perennial