Rosa 'Ebb Tide' flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Group/Class: Floribunda Rose
This outstanding floribunda is a carefree continuous bloomer througout the season and even into the first frost; a lovely spicy clove fragrance will greet you along walkways and borders as you look upon the stunning smokey purple full double blooms
Ebb Tide Rose features showy lightly-scented purple flowers with dark red overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Ebb Tide Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Ebb Tide Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Ebb Tide Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.