"Sam Hill" rose Description
Photo courtesy of James Delahanty
Deep pink Hybrid Perpetual.
Found Rose, Hybrid Perpetual.
Pink. [Deep pink.]. Strong, damask fragrance. 35 to 40 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, very double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, flat, formal, globular, old-fashioned bloom form. Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, rounded buds.
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Medium, matte, medium green, leathery foliage.
Height of 2' to 5' (60 to 150 cm). Width of 2' to 7' (60 to 215 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for shrub or specimen. Vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. drought resistant. prefers full sun. prefers warmer sites. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to rust . Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Feed this rose well. Prune dead wood.
Growth habit is upright, canes wiry and heavily covered with many small, brownish prickles. Intensely-fragrant blooms are not large (bet. 2.5-3-inches dia.) -- color is lighter in in hot weather. Repeats in the Fall.
[Kim Rupert: My maternal family through genealogical research, determined we were distantly related to Jesse Jame's uncle, Sam Hill. He was a man who was so infamous for his obscenities and vulgarities, his name became a curse word. Mel Hulse, knowing of this distant family relationship, shared the rose collected from Sam Hill's grave with me.]
"Requa Homesite" may, or may not be, the same rose as all the above.