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The Poet’s Wife Rose

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A brilliant rose with rich yellow flowers that have a full, pleasing form; blooms pale over time; has a strong rose fragrance with a hint of lemon; needs full sun and well-drained soil; good disease resistance; hardy with some protection

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
English Rose
Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Rosa
Cultivar:
The Poet's Wife
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
yellow
Flower Bicolor:
cream
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
from late spring to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

The Poet's Wife Rose is clothed in stunning fragrant yellow flowers with creamy white overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall that fade to buttery yellow over time. 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

The Poet's Wife 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

The Poet's Wife Rose will grow to be about 4 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. 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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