Rosa 'Rainbow Sorbet' flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
Mixed shades of bright yellow, orange and red finishing nicely into light yellow and coral pink describe the gorgeous blooms of this incredible disease resistant hybrid; sunny blooms begin early in spring and continue throughout the season
Rainbow Sorbet Rose features showy lightly-scented pink flowers with yellow overtones and coral-pink edges at the ends of the branches from early 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 color. The fruits are showy red hips displayed in late fall.
Rainbow Sorbet 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;
Rainbow Sorbet Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Rainbow Sorbet Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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.