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Kimberlina Floribunda Rose

Kimberlina Floribunda Rose

Rosa 'JACpoulp' PPAF


Our 2009 Floribunda of the Year® winner, 'Kimberlina', is one of the healthiest, toughest, most vigorous floribundas ever introduced. Set against glossy, dark green foliage on an upright, well-branched plant, its light pink blooms with a rose-pink reverse exhibit a soft-spoken elegance and versatility that lends itself ideally to any type of mixed landscape.

The 3-inch blossoms open from attractive pointed, ovoid buds that appear in large clusters, arising in flushes throughout their early summer to late summer season and offering a light but pleasant spicy fragrance.

The plant reaches a mature size of 4 feet high and 3½ feet wide, making it ideal for beds, borders, low hedges, and patio containers. You'll want one in your cut garden as well, so you can snip a few bouquets here and there to brighten your home!

Plant this floribunda in well-drained soil in full sun. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. 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: 'JACpoulp'. Zones 5-10.

Bareroot or Container?

World's Finest Roses

Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.


Bareroot Roses

Bareroot

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

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!