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Rosa 'Hansa' flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2
Group/Class: Old-Fashioned Shrub Rose
An old-fashioned hardy shrub rose, smothered in fragrant double reddish-purple flowers in early summer, repeat-blooming; tall upright habit, hardy and resistant to disease; this rose needs full sun and well-drained acidic soil
Hansa Rose is draped in stunning fragrant violet flowers with fuchsia overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruits are showy red hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Hansa 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;
Hansa Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Hansa Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.