Sun-Drenched Color on an Easy Care Rose!
- Multiple award-winning landscape rose
- Red-orange buds open to classic bowl-shaped, soft orange blossoms with a golden glow
- Self-cleaning, continuous blooms from early summer into fall
- Dark green, glossy foliage
- Highly resistant to black spot and powdery mildew
- Thrives in 6-8+ hours of sun per day
- 3-4’ tall x 3-4’ spread
- Hardy in USDA Zones 5-9
If you love the look of classic rose buds and blooms but prefer the easy care nature of shrub roses, look to Suñorita. She blooms non-stop for months with no need to remove any spent flowers and exudes a soft fragrance in the morning to start your day off with a smile.
Despite her good looks, the primary consideration in our rose trials is impeccable resistance to common rose diseases. After standing out in our no-spray trials for four years running, we knew we had found a rose worthy of the Proven Winners name. Grow it once and you’ll see why it earned the American Rose Society’s 2022 Award of Excellence.
HOW TO GROW SUÑORITA® ROSA
This easy care rose defies conventional expectations of what a rose needs to flourish in your landscape. If your soil is naturally rich, that’s perfect. But this rose will also thrive in average soil, too. If you’re planting it in a container, use a high quality potting soil that allows water to drain easily.
Roses require full sun to grow and bloom, so choose a spot that receives a minimum of six hours of direct sun per day. If it receives full sun all day, that’s even better.
Suñorita® rose will need consistent watering, so choose a spot where the hose or sprinkler can reach. Roses are not drought tolerant plants.
When planting, dig the hole about twice as wide but just as deep as the container it is growing in. If the roots are densely circled around when you take the plant out of the pot, loosen them a bit to help break the “root memory”. This will encourage the roots to grow outward instead of continuing in the circular pattern.
Set the plant in the hole, making sure that the top of the rootball is level with the top of the surrounding soil. Then backfill the hole with the soil you dug out and press it down with your hand firmly to eliminate any big air pockets around the roots. Water it in to help the soil settle. Finally, spread some mulch around the plant, taking care to keep it a couple of inches away from the base. The mulch will help to retain the soil moisture and protect the roots during winter.
Not much pruning will be needed to keep your Suñorita rose looking great. If you need to prune back the tips of the branches after winter, you can do so just as the new foliage begins to sprout in early spring. Be sure to make your cut just above a healthy bud since it will produce the most vigorous growth.
Trim all of the stems back by an even amount to maintain the shrub’s neatly rounded shape. No more than 30% of the length should need to be cut back.
When you prune your roses in spring, feed them with a granular rose food. This will help them start the new season off right with plenty of nutrients to support the new growth.
Suñorita is a self-cleaning rose, meaning its spent flowers will naturally drop their petals. New flowers will form on the stems whether or not you remove the old blossoms, but you could choose to do so for sake of appearance.
- The full shape, vigorous growth and excellent disease resistance of Suñorita rose makes it easy to grow along with other perennials and shrubs in flower borders. If you have a separate spot in your landscape where you tend to group all of your roses, Suñorita will be a shining star among them. It can also be incorporated into foundation plantings.
- This rose grows well in containers, too. Choose a large pot that will provide ample space for its roots and make sure there is at least one drainage hole in the bottom. Use a good quality potting soil, water regularly, and feed every 4-6 weeks to encourage all-season bloom.
- Of course, roses are classic cut flowers. Since Suñorita rose produces flowers continually all season, there will be plenty to clip and share with friends. Pick them when their buds are plump and just beginning to open to make your bouquet last longer.
top 3 reasons to grow
It’s pretty incredible how this shrub rose blooms non-stop from the time it begins in early summer until the frost puts an end to the season’s fun.
How could a rose this beautiful be so effortless? Suñorita’s excellent disease resistance makes it as easy to grow as any other shrub in your landscape.
UNIQUE GOLDEN GLOW
The unique orange sherbet and golden yellow glow of this softly fragrant rose evoke the most welcome memories of warm summer sunsets.
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