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Chicago Peace Rose

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Chicago Peace Rose (Rosa ‘MEIpeace’ CHICAGO PEACE)A genetic mutation of the famous ‘Peace’ rose discovered near Chicago; differing only in its deeper pink color and possible lavender hues; grows into a sturdy upright plant and is well suited for cut flowers; blooms continuously all season

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Rosa
Cultivar:
Chicago Peace
Flower Color:
shell pink
Flower Period:
from late spring to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Bicolor:
lavender
Flower Eye Color:
yellow
Flower Fragrance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Chicago Peace Rose features showy lightly-scented shell pink flowers with lavender overtones, yellow eyes and pink edges 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.

Landscape Attributes

Chicago Peace 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.

Planting & Growing

Chicago Peace Rose will grow to be about 6 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.

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