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Dusky Maiden Rose

Rosa 'Dusky Maiden'

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Dusky Maiden Rose (Rosa 'Dusky Maiden') at Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.

Dusky Maiden Rose flowers

Dusky Maiden Rose flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Group/Class:  Floribunda Rose

Description:

Bushy and upright in form, this variety produces clusters of velvety, deep red single blooms with golden stamens; pleasing fragrance; a tremendous visual impact when massed in the garden; beautiful deep green foliage is moderately disease resistant

Ornamental Features

Dusky Maiden Rose features showy clusters of fragrant dark red flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the branches from mid spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dusky Maiden 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.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Dusky Maiden Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dusky Maiden Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 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 30 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.

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