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Rosa 'Tess of The d'Urbervilles'

Phonetic Spelling
RO-zuh
Description

This English rose is great when you are short on space and need either a shrub or a climbing rose as it can be trained into both.  Plant it in full sun to partial shade it is tolerant of most soil types but needs moist, well-drained soil.  The flowers are large, fragrant and crimson-magenta in color.  It is robust, disease-resistant, and provides a long bloom season.  It can be used in a border, as a screen, or planted against a wall.  Plant it along a walkway, near a patio or deck where you can enjoy its sweet fragrance.  The name comes from a character in a Thomas Hardy novel.  

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Tags:
#showy flowers#easy to grow#prickles#disease resistant#magenta flowers#large flowers#long bloom time#borders#climbing rose#cutting garden#screening#robust#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#vertical spaces#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#compact habit#early fall flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#easy to grow#prickles#disease resistant#magenta flowers#large flowers#long bloom time#borders#climbing rose#cutting garden#screening#robust#late spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#vertical spaces#early summer flowers#late summer flowers#compact habit#early fall flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rosa
    Family:
    Rosaeae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Diseases
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Rose
    Shrub
    Vine
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Prickles
  • 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 Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Crimson magenta, large 4" fragrant cupped flowers with up to 100 petals.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Green stems with prickles
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Vertical Spaces
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Screen/Privacy
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns