Ballerina Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
One of the most popular and reliable roses, absolutely covered in masses of medium-sized hot pink flowers with prominent white centers, seems to bloom forever; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Ballerina Rose is blanketed in stunning pink flowers with yellow eyes and white centers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy orange hips displayed from early to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Ballerina Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Ballerina Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Ballerina Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.