Rose At Last® Description
Classic rose fragrance combined with modern day disease resistance! Easy care reblooming shrub rose will still be blooming in October.
At Last landscape rose (Rosa sp.) has all the beauty and wonderful fragrance of an old-fashioned rose plus the vigor and disease resistance of today's landscape roses. What a winning combination!
At Last makes a pleasing mounded shrub 30-36" high and wide. Handsome, glossy foliage stays attractive all season long. In early summer, buds open up to striking apricot flowers. Hardy and free flowering, it reblooms into fall with no need to deadhead. It continues to send up buds and blooms into October here in Michigan. If you've never been a fan of roses, this one will change your mind - Just plant in a sunny spot and enjoy!
At Last rose creates a soft and subtle effect in the garden, even though it is exceptionally tough and resilient.This rose is not finicky! They are just as easy to maintain as the KnockOut roses. No spraying required on this disease-resistant shrub rose. Dependably hardy in Zone 5-9. At Last is a Proven Winners ColorChoice selection.How to grow
- No special soil is needed: average, well-drained conditions with regular moisture are ideal. Best to shelter against strong winds.
- Thrives in full sun - at least six hours a day, though as few as four may suffice, particularly in hotter areas.
- Overall, roses need good air circulation. Ensure good air movement between plants by spacing at least 3' apart.
- Water in the morning if possible. Add mulch to retain moisture, but don't place too close to the crown of the plant.
- Roses are heavy feeders. Apply a granular fertilizer formulated for roses in spring. Repeat application about a month after the first bloom flush if desired.
- Self cleaning. This means the blooms fall off the plant naturally as they fade instead of turning into a mass of sad, brown petals that stay on the plant. At Last rose does not need deadheading.
- Prune At Last rose in early spring, just as the new growth begins to appear. Remove the thinnest parts of the stem, cutting them off just above where a nice, large bud is emerging.
Ways to use At Last® rose
Plant near a walkway. Stop for a moment, take in the intoxicating fragrance! Snip a few blooms for a small bouquet to bring inside or adorn a patio table.
Roses can be used in many ways, including mixed perennial beds. Given its more rounded form, At Last rose contrasts nicely with strongly upright, sun-loving perennials, like Shasta daisies, perovskia, and coneflowers. Consider combining with silver foliage plants such as artemisia Powis Castle or silver mound, or combine with a blue foliage narrow leaf festuca groundcover.
Consider planting in drifts of 5, 7, or more or use as a low hedge. Consider planting near the base of a climbing rose or another climbing vine, such as clematis. Combine with other shrubs such as blue flowering caryopteris or a Knock Out rose. Add a vertical lift with calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster'.
Invaluable for color and nice fragrance in the patio garden. Can be grown in a container if you wish. Simply select a sufficiently large pot (min, 14-18") and locate in a spot that receives sun for at least a half a day. Containers can be brought into paved areas, around a pool or walkway. Containers dry out quicker than plants in the ground - so make sure they get plenty of water.
Special features: Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Containers, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Everblooming, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Multi-season interest, Reblooming, Pest resistant, Season extender
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Soil: Prefers medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loam. Roses benefit from the addition of compost, aged manure, or leafmold to the planting soil.
Light: At least 5 - 6 hours of direct sun per day is preferred.
Water: One inch of water per week throughout their first growing season. A generous layer of organic mulch (compost or composted manure) helps keep the soil evenly moist. If weather is dry in the fall, be sure to water roses well. Never allow the foliage to remain wet into the evening; water early in the day.
Spacing: 18 - 36 Inches
Fertilizing: To keep the flowers coming, feed your roses with a fertilizer blended especially for roses. This should be done after each bloom cycle.
Winterizing: If you live near a rose's cold limit, and you garden on an exposed site or in an area where rapid temperature fluctuations are common, you should mound two shovelfuls of composted manure, garden soil, compost, or shredded leaves over the base of the plant in late fall after the ground freezes. Covering these mounds and the lower parts of the bushes with evergreen boughs will add protection. Pull the mounding material away from the stem as new growth emerges in spring. Prune branches injured over winter when new buds emerge in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Cleaning up old foliage is important for disease control. Prune to remove deadwood, to control or direct growth, and to promote flowering. Wait until growth breaks from the canes in early spring before pruning. Deadwood can be removed at any time. There is no need to remove faded flowers because these roses are self cleaning.
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