Melody Parfumee™ Grandiflora Rose

This Grandiflora will grow and bloom vigorously!
Bareroot
Item # 28567
$24.95
Buy 3+ at $22.95 ea


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Silvery-lavender blooms on beautiful, disease-resistant plants.

The name says it all--Melody Parfumee™ is one of the most deliciously scented roses you'll grow in your garden! Beautiful pointed, ovoid, plum-colored buds open to 4- to 5-inch, silvery-lavender blooms with a lighter reverse that sit atop 15-inch stems, enticing you with a strong antique-rose scent. Comprised of 25 to 30 petals each, the high-centered blossoms appear in large clusters that arise in flushes throughout the season. Very disease resistant, this gorgeous Grandiflora offers unique beauty and will grow and bloom vigorously for many seasons to come.

The plant has a bushy, upright habit, growing to about 5 feet high and 4 feet wide and covering itself in attractive glossy, dark green, mildew- and rust-resistant foliage that's lovely even when not adorned with the gorgeous, delightfully fragrant blooms. It's a wonderful rose for beds and borders as well as the cut garden and even large containers. Container growth will require winter protection.

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. Var: 'DORient' (PP#11,014). Zones 5-10.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'DORient'
PPAF PP#11,014
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in - 5 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color Dark Lavender
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fragrance Antique Rose, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Puerto Rico, Canada
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Melody Parfumee Grandiflora
Patricia Barrett from TX wrote (February 24, 2013):
Buy this rose if you like a tough, beautiful traffic-stopper! In deep south Texas, it has endured hail, flooding rain, extreme heat, and drought for several seasons and is still going strong and seemingly unaffected. And the scent will knock your socks off.

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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!

Here's all there is to it!

STEP 1

- When your roses arrive, open the box immediately and soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can't plant them right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Sprinkle roots with water every few days. (Please note: You can also grow roses in containers that are at least as big as a bucket.)

STEP 2

- Dig a hole about 18" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it's large enough to give the roots plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides. Build a mound in the center of the hole and set rose on top. For vigorous growth, abundant blooms and lush foliage, try adding Dynamite™ Select Rose Fertilizer to the soil. It promotes more efficient transport of water and nutrients throughout your new rose plant.

STEP 3

- Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole. Tamp down lightly to remove air pockets and water well. Spread mulch around the plant to suppress weeds and retain moisture. Water 3-4 times a week until leaves begin to grow, weekly thereafter.

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What to Expect
If 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.

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Each 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 Process
Our 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.

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Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process
Our 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.