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Passionate Kisses Rosa 'Passionate Kisses'

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Description

'Passionate Kisses' is a Floribunda cultivar shrub in the Rosaceae (rose) family that was introduced in 1998.  It was hybridized by Meilland International, and considered a modern rose.

The clusters of semi-double, salmon-coral pink colored flowers are reblooming from early spring to early fall.  The showy blooms make a beautiful contrast to the dense, dark green foliage.  The lightly scented blooms are great in your cutting garden.  

Blooming occurs on new wood, pruning should be accomplished in late winter, after the threat of extremely cold temperatures have passed.  

Its habit of growing to the ground eliminates the need for other plants to be placed in front.  

Until the plant becomes established, watering should be done on a regular basis.  

Although roses typically have similar insect issues, 'Passionate Kisses' is listed among the varieties that are naturally healthy and also disease resistant.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Insects that can damage the foliage include rose slugs, Japanese beetles and Rose weevils.  Leaf cutter bees also chew on the leaves.  

Aphids, especially the rose aphid, feed on the sap from a plant.  In low numbers, they aren't a huge issue, however, large numbers can cause the plant to produce fewer blooms and distorted growth.  

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Tags:
#fragrant#deciduous#fragrant flowers#deciduous shrub#disease resistant#long lifespan#cutting garden#pollinator plant#urban conditions tolerant#bee friendly#wet soils intolerant#shade intolerant#cutting#sun#pollinator garden
 
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Tags:
#fragrant#deciduous#fragrant flowers#deciduous shrub#disease resistant#long lifespan#cutting garden#pollinator plant#urban conditions tolerant#bee friendly#wet soils intolerant#shade intolerant#cutting#sun#pollinator garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Garden landscape
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    France
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees frequent the flowers.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Fragrance
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Rose
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Rounded
    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
    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:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    The double, salmon/pink flowers with coral highlights have a scent. Blooms with 26 to 40 petals.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Semi-glossy, showy, dark green, dense foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Multi-stemmed shrub.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Urban Conditions