Smiley Face Rose flowers
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Group/Class: Climbing Rose
An exciting climber that produces luminous, true yellow semi-double blooms contrasted by deep green, glossy foliage; slight spicy fragrance; excellent disease resistance; perfect for garden walls and trellises; prune this variety after blooming
Smiley Face Rose features showy clusters of yellow flowers with gold eyes along the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.
Smiley Face Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing 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 woody vine will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Smiley Face Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Smiley Face Rose will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. As a climbing rose, it can be leggy near the base and may be concealed by underplanting with lower-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This woody vine 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.