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Rosa 'Night Owl' WEKpurosot

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Description

In 2005, the award-winning 'Night Owl' rose was bred in the US by Tom Carruth, a leading hybridizer in the US.  'Night Owl' is a floribunda rose with blooms that appear in clusters and are quite fragrant, giving off the scent of a sweet spicy clove.

The large 4" flowers of deep purple to red wine make for a showy appearance climbing an arbor, wall, fence or trellis in your garden. Support is essential for this climber.  Lacking tendrils to assist its climbing, the use of stretchy plant tape to tie the stems to a trellis or other structure is required.  A cultivar that does not have prickles makes it a pleasure for all to handle.  Pruning or cutting back should be accomplished in the early spring when the plant is dormant.  Regular maintenance should include the removal of any diseased leaves.  

Grows well in full sun, however, optimum conditions include some protection from scorching afternoon sun.  Morning sun is best.  Avoid overhead watering, water from the base of the plant.

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Watch for spider mites, aphids, scale, caterpillars and leafhoppers.    Diseases to watch out for include rose black spot, powdery mildew and rose rust.

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Tags:
#purple#fragrant#deciduous#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#purple flowers#cut flowers#climbing#cpp#long-lasting flowers#burgundy#large flowers#semi-double flowers#climbing rose#cutting garden#pollinator plant#vine#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#bee friendly#cutting#repeat blooms
 
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Tags:
#purple#fragrant#deciduous#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#purple flowers#cut flowers#climbing#cpp#long-lasting flowers#burgundy#large flowers#semi-double flowers#climbing rose#cutting garden#pollinator plant#vine#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden#bee friendly#cutting#repeat blooms
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Textural
    Wildlife Nesting
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Rose
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Prickles
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    The fragrant 4" flowers will bloom a dark purple or red wine color as clusters of solitary flowers. It will fade to white towards the center, where bright yellow stamens add to its beauty. Its buds are long and pointed.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Semi-glossy, gray-green foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Thorny stems.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Rock Wall
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat