If you live in a colder climate where Roses sometimes
struggle in the spring season, this Rose is for you! Blooms right on
schedule each year, clusters of orange buds open to large, pale apricot
blossoms that envelop this vigorous, cold-hardy climber. The 7 cm (3 in)
semi-double to double flowers arrive in spring or summer followed by
intermittent blooms later in the season. Mild fragrance and on its own
root. Height 6 to 8 feet.

Planting Instructions
Once received make sure roots are kept moist. Soak roses for at least 24
hours (can be as long as 3 or 4 days) before planting (roots totally
submerged in water). Plant in a well prepared soil. If the rose is
grafted, (knot at base of stems) make sure you bury the graft 10 cm (4
to 6 in) deep. Roses grow best in full sun and good air circulation.
Moisture is very important during the first year, generous waterings 2-3
times a week for first 6-8 weeks. Dig the hole big enough to
accommodate the roots and fill with water once before planting. Make
sure roots are not crammed into hole. Firm the soil around the roots and
water thoroughly. Fertilize
regularly for stronger growth and more bloom. Water generously before
freeze-up in fall. The best protection is extra soil or leaves raked
over roses to help catch the snow. Remove covering as spring warms up.
Most shrub roses are grown on their own roots (see above), if so, there
is no need for pruning suckers. Prune out any deadwood and inward
growing branches. Prune to keep desired shape. DO NOT PRUNE BACK IN THE FALL. Each spring prune back excess deadwood to green portion of stems, generally 1/3 to 1/2 back. Climbers – Provide support for branches and train accordingly.

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