Plant of the Week
This is a small, mounding rose, which makes it perfect for smaller spaces. It tolerates some shade, which many of our roses don't.
Like most roses, it is hardy to well below 0 degrees.
Prune it back hard in late January to mid-February to encourage its mounding habit and more flowering.
You can also train this rose to be a climbing rose, but it does prefer to mound, so give it plenty of space.
It is resistant to common rose diseases. So, it's a great choice if you love roses but are intimidated by black spot and powdery mildew. These are low-care roses. If they do get a bit of blackspot, it won't hurt them.
It tolerates clay soil. It doesn't need much water, but check the soil in hot months to make sure it gets enough, especially in it first year.