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Rosa 'Magnifica' flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Group/Class: Rugosa Shrub Rose
The name says it all; a very hardy spreading rugosa hybrid with very fragrant, large double fuscia flowers; autumn brings large orange hips; the crinkled foliage gives a colorful fall show; very disease resistant and vigorous
Magnifica Rose features showy fragrant fuchsia flowers along the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The crinkled oval compound leaves turn harvest gold in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Magnifica 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Magnifica Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Magnifica 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 medium 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.