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Rosa Sweet Spirit™ (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rose Sweet Spirit™, Rosa Elegance ® Française, Rosa 'MEIthatie', Grandiflora Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses, Shrub Roses

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Rosa Sweet Spirit™ is a strongly scented Hybrid Tea rose boasting large, very double, deep pink flowers, 3.75 in. across (9 cm), packed with 35 petals adorned with mauve reverses. Borne in small clusters, the exquisite blossoms exude a wonderful damask, fruity, sweet fragrance. Blooming in flushes from spring to early fall, they stand out against the lush foliage of matte, dark green leaves. This bushy, upright shrub rose shows increased resistance to black spot and performs very well in hot, humid climates. Perfect for beds, borders, or as a flowering hedge. A great rose for cutting too.

  • American Garden Rose Selections Award, American Rose Society Award.
  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 3 ft. wide (90 cm).
  • An excellent choice for beds and borders, containers or as a flowering hedge. Stunning when mass-planted. Excellent cut flowers.
  • Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer.
  • Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you’ll probably find you’ll have to prune a little more than that
  • Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-….) (France, before 2017). Bred by Meilland International (France, before 2018).

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
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 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
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, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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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 5 - 9
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 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
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, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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