A terrifically disease-resistant floribunda!
Today's floribundas bear little resemblance to their ancestors, and Light My Fire™ is one of the absolute best, with giant waves of blooms all summer long (well into autumn in warm climates), huge double blooms, and brilliant color. Very disease resistant and bushy, this is a fine subject for the sunny shrub or perennial border, as well as for a tall hedge, container choice, or specimen. You will simply love Light My Fire™!
Part of the attraction is the unusual mix of rich orange and bright red in the flowers--very rare in the rose family, and always highly prized. Packed with petals, these flowers open fully 4 inches wide! And they appear in large clusters, so with a single snip you have a bouquet that will last for weeks!
Untroubled by most foliar diseases, this shrub is well-branched yet compact, reaching just 2½ feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide. Introduced in 2009, it is a descendant of Rosa 'Showbiz'. Find a place of honor for Light My Fire™, because it will soon be a standout in the garden!
Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead wood should be removed and canes that cross need to be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will probably want to prune a little more than that. Budded (grafted).
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We purchased a home this year so now it was time to become a gardener as I love flowers. I love bright colors. I absolutely loved the pic of this small rose bush and decided to order 2 of them. We closed in early Spring so I was a little late getting it planted. I didn't expect it to be as pretty as the picture as they always choose the best pictures but to my delight, these little rose bushes bloomed in about 7 weeks and the color will stop you in your tracks. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!.
I have ordered 7 roses this year. They always arrive in healthy condition and on-time. Two of them have already bloomed...The customer service is awesome - I called with a question - awesome response!
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Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!
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What to ExpectIf this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.
Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.
Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.
You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.
Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.
Gold Standard Stamp of ApprovalEach Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.
Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation ProcessOur roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.
Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing ProcessOur roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.
At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.