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'Mothersday' rose Description
'Fête des Mères' rose photo
Photo courtesy of HERNANDEZ Annie
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
42 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Polyantha.
Registration name: Mothersday
Exhibition name: Mothersday
Origin:
Discovered by F.J. Grootendorst (Netherlands, 1949).
Class:
Polyantha, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Mild to strong fragrance.  up to 20 petals.  Average diameter 1.25".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short.  Small, glossy foliage.  
Height of 1' to 28" (30 to 70 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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.  
Notes:
Muttertag = Mother's Day.
 
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