April in Paris ™ Cream-Pink Hybrid Tea Rose
An intense tea rose scent wafts from the 4½" flowers.
Borne mostly singly, and arriving in flushes throughout the season, the creamy, pink-blushed blooms show up brilliantly against the glossy, dark green foliage. April in Paris™ reaches a height of 5 feet, creating a stunning display in the garden. But don't forget to snip some of those gorgeous blooms for indoor enjoyment! Zones 5-9. Var: JACprize (PPAF)
|Variety||April in Paris™|
|Zone||5 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|Plant Height||5 ft|
|Plant Width||4 ft|
|Bloom Size||4.5 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Award Winner, Flower, Fragrance|
|Bloom Color||Cream, Pink|
|Bud Shape||Ovoid, Pointed|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green, Glossy|
|Fragrance||Strong, Tea Rose|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Cut Flowers, Beds, Border|
|Restrictions||Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, Canada|
Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses 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. And of course, since they aren’t in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.
Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.
You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren’t any 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. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.
As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren’t already!