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Rosa Wildfire

Velvety Petals + Long Stems = the Perfect Cut Flower


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Item # 34427
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Wildfire is a generously flowered hybrid tea rose that sets the late spring to early summer garden ablaze with brilliant color. Classic yellow, pointed, ovoid buds edged in orange open into orange double blooms accented with a glowing yellow reverse. Between 26 and 35 thick, velvety petals and long stems make this an excellent, long-lasting cut rose.

These radiant 4-inch blooms appear singly, for the most part, continuing throughout the entire season, and standing out like balls of flame against the glossy, dark green foliage. Reaching a height of 4 to 5 feet and a width of 3 to 4 feet, Wildfire is a very vigorous grower, and although its blooms only have a very slight musky fragrance, their beauty makes them a valuable addition to the sunny garden. It can also be placed in a large patio container, so you can enjoy the blossoms anywhere you choose.

Removing spent blooms will encourage more to arise. This rose performs best in average, well-drained soil in full sun. Prune the bush in spring, removing old canes and dead or diseased wood and cutting back any canes that cross. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one third, and those in colder areas may need to prune a bit more.

Bareroot or Container?

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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 roses

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!