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Penelope Rosa 'Penelope'

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RO-zuh
Description

The award-winning Rose 'Penelope' was introduced in 1924, produced by the Rev. Joseph Pemberton.  It boasts 4-5" large saucer shaped blooms with 16 to 25 petals that bloom in large clusters.  Along with its showy blooms, its hybrid musk fragrance is strong.  Although it has a long bloom season, flowering continuously from summer into the fall, the spring blooms are superior. 

Young foliage has a showy copper tint, which will turn a dark glossy green as it ages.  It will also provide winter interest with a production of orange-pink hips.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Avoid heavy pruning.  

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#fragrant#thorns#showy flowers#deciduous#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#showy#shade tolerant#deciduous shrub#winter interest#cpp#thorny#poor soils tolerant#hedge
 
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    United Kingdom
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Rose
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Light blush to shell pink; Small oval buds; cupped, semi-double flowers in clusters; fades to white
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Large semi-glossy foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Poor Soil