My Hero Rose flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 3 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3b
Group/Class: Easy Elegance Rose
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
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.
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;
My Hero Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
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.