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Fourth of July Climbing Rose
This hardy climbing rose creates an explosion of color all summer long. Very floriferous, 4th Of July rose sports deep green, glossy foliage with clusters of patriotic bi-color red and white flowers
Quick Facts About 4th of July Climbing Rose:
FRAGRANCE: Strong apple fragrance
GROWS BEST IN: Full sun
MATURE SIZE: 12' tall x 8' wide
USE FOR: Train to cover a trellis, garden arch, fence or wall.
PESTICIDE FREE: Grown pesticide-free, organically
USDA HARDINESS: Zone 4 - 9, grown on own root for extra hardiness and disease resistance.
The 1999 AARS winner and the first climbing rose to receive this coveted award in over 23 years, and for good reason! Large explosions of color cover this climbing rose, all season long. The foliage is a deep, glossy green and very disease resistant. This rose has a wonderful fragrance, so be sure to plant it in an area where you can enjoy the strong apple-rose scent all summer.
Tips for Growing 4th of July Climbing Rose:
Select a sunny garden location with enough room to allow this vigorous rose to reach its full size
potential. Roses perform best when grown with the maximum amount of sunlight available.
Like most roses, 4th of July prefers well-drained garden soil. If needed, amend soil prior to planting with organic compost. Do not use animal manure which can cause tip burns and stunt growth.
Dig the planting hole slightly larger than the container which the rose was grown in. Work in a handful of slow-release organic fertilizer prior to planting. Stay away from high nitrogen fertilizers such as Miracle Gro or Scotts. Water well after planting.
For best flower production water on a regular basis throughout the season. Avoid overhead watering if it all possible, and water in the early morning.
An own root rose,4th of July is a vigorous grower, and will reward you with a continual floral display if you deadhead on a regular basis.
To trim and shape this rose simply use a pair of sharp pruners and prune as needed. Each cut made will result in a more heavily branched rose.
Apply a liquid kelp organic fertilizer as need during the growing season. Do not fertilize past the end of August to discourage new foliage growth in the fall.
In the fall, leave spent flowers on to allow the rose to set rosehips which wild birds use as food. Trim back any branches that may be broken during winter storms.
Hardy to USDA gardening zone 4, no winter protection is needed for this plant.
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