- Pamplin Media
- Portland Tribune - Features
Why I love this rose:
• The intense coppery flowers are luxurious.
• Each flower has tons of petals with ruffled edges.
• As a shrub rose, it holds its shape at about 4 feet tall.
• The leaves are a wonderful midgreen.
How to plant:
• Dig a big, big hole, 2 feet by 2 feet.
• Get rid of the less fertile soil dug from the very bottom of the hole.
• Heirloom Roses suggests mixing the remaining soil with one-third peat moss or compost.
• Add aged steer manure into the bottom 6 inches of the hole.
• Settle the rose in the middle of the hole and about an inch deeper than it came in the pot.
• Fill with remaining soil mixture.