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First Edition Rose

Rosa 'First Edition'

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First Edition Rose (Rosa 'First Edition') at Hillermann Nursery

First Edition Rose flowers

First Edition Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

First Edition Rose (Rosa 'First Edition') at Hillermann Nursery

First Edition Rose flowers

First Edition Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Group/Class:  Floribunda Rose

Description:

This lovely floribunda rose produces neatly formed, rounded, bright double blooms of coral and pink around glossy dark green leaves; striking as a border or accent planting; requires well drained soil and pruning to promote new growth

Ornamental Features

First Edition Rose features showy lightly-scented coral-pink flowers with shell pink overtones and orange eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

First Edition Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

First Edition Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

First Edition Rose will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features