Nearly Wild Rose
The Nearly Wild rose is an extremely hardy and strong growing pink floribunda.
Into the history books….
This pink flower was first bred in 1941 by Brownell. Because of the five petals and its hardy characteristics, it was named the Nearly Wild.
This plant is one of the closest breeds you can get to a native rose. As mentioned, it has the trademark five petalled flowers and a nice yellow center, and is a tough breed in the elements. It starts blooming around late May or June and goes repeatedly throughout the summer.
Its a shrub bush so it doesn't get too high, maybe two-three feet at most, although it grows fast. Its best setup as a border, hedge, or along a pathway.
This rose is rated from 4a to 9b. It can really handle the cold weather though, even down to below zero temperatures. It is very thorny though, so consider that when gardening and with its placment.
With regular watering and minor pruning this plant should do fine for you. Its also very disease resistant, although in more humid or rainy areas you may see some blackspot.
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