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Rosa Rio Samba (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rose Rio Samba, Rosa 'JACrite', Hybrid Tea Roses, Shrub Roses

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A carnival of cheerful color, Rosa Rio Samba is a showy Hybrid Tea rose with very large, 5 in. across (12 cm), full, high-centered, bright golden-yellow flowers, adorned with red outer petals. Over time, the red spreads down the petals, often softening to deep pink or orange shades. Opening from long, pointed buds, the glorious blossoms are packed with 25 petals and exude a moderate fragrance. Blooming profusely in flushes from spring to fall, they are borne mostly solitary on long stems, making them ideal for cutting. The foliage of matte, dark green leaves is an ideal backdrop for their summer-long floral display. Bushy, upright, well-branched, this brilliantly colored shrub deserves a spot in the mixed border or in containers.

  • 1993 All-America Rose Selection – the most prestigious rose award in the USA
  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) with a 2-3 ft. spread (60-90 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • An excellent choice for beds and borders or containers. Great cut flowers.
  • Susceptible to mildew.
  • Bred by William A. Warriner (United States, before 1991).

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Hybrid Tea Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa, Rosa - Hybrid Tea Rose, Rosa - Shrub Rose
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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