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My Hero Rose*

Rosa 'My Hero'

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My Hero Rose (Rosa 'My Hero') at Creekside Home & Garden

My Hero Rose flowers

My Hero Rose flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Group/Class:  Easy Elegance Rose

Description:

A choice rose for the discerning gardener, with velvety red flowers that age to pink, looks stunning against the bright green leaves, flowers are long blooming and self-cleaning; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

My Hero Rose is bathed in stunning red flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

My Hero Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. 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.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

My Hero Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

My Hero Rose will grow to be about 3 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features