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Rosa 'MELbonrib'

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RO-zuh
Description

Rosa 'MELbonrib' makes an excellent ground cover for slopes due to its low creeping habit and 5-foot spread.  Blooming continuously from spring to frost with a Lily of the Valley fragrance its clusters of double pink flowers and high gloss dark green leaves add color and texture to your garden.  Low maintenance, vigorous growth, and a showy presence all add to the attractiveness of this specimen.

Pruning can be accomplished in early spring, after the last frost.  Caution should be used due to the thorns.

Its dense spreading habit will help to smother out unwanted weeds.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Highly disease resistant.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies and bees
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Textural
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Rose
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Medium pink, semi-double blooms in clusters in late spring. Scattered blooms till frost.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    green leaves with a high gloss
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies