Rosa 'Tropicana' flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
This classic hybrid tea rose introduced in 1960 is a very popular choice with its beautiful coral blooms that are well suited for cutting; they bloom continuously or in flushes throughout the growing season and have a very noticable fruity fragrance
Tropicana Rose features showy fragrant coral-pink flowers with crimson overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to late 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 color. The fruits are showy red hips displayed from early to late fall.
Tropicana 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Tropicana Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Tropicana Rose will grow to be about 5 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, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.