French Lace Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: Floribunda Rose
This soft white to apricot blend offers a vintage color and classic look to be treasured, all in a modern disease resistant, heat tolerant and free flowering plant that will be spectacular as a garden focal point or massed in low hedges
French Lace Rose features showy lightly-scented white flowers with creamy white centers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
French Lace 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;
French Lace Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
French Lace Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. 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 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.