Felix Leclerc Rose flowers
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3
Group/Class: Canadian Artist Rose
From the brand new Canadian Artists series, this larger rose features large double rich pink blooms over a long season, can be trained as a climber or grow as a shrub; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Felix Leclerc Rose is smothered in stunning hot pink flowers with pink overtones along the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Felix Leclerc 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 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;
Felix Leclerc Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Felix Leclerc Rose will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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 20 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.