Kathryn Morley Rose

Rosa 'Kathryn Morley'

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Kathryn Morley Rose (Rosa 'Kathryn Morley') at Weston Nurseries

Kathryn Morley Rose flowers

Kathryn Morley Rose flowers

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Group/Class:  Austin Rose


Large clusters of peach to light pink cupped blooms with enfolding petals toward the center repeat throughout the summer; a strong sweet scent is the inscentive to place this shrub where it will be enjoyed, along walkways and framing entrances

Ornamental Features

Kathryn Morley Rose is bathed in stunning lightly-scented peach flowers with pink overtones and gold eyes at the ends of the branches from mid spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has lime green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Kathryn Morley 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Kathryn Morley Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Kathryn Morley Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 20 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
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Ornamental Features