Purple Pavement Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3b
Group/Class: Rugosa Rose
This tough groundcover rose is covered in fragrant semi-double reddish-purple flowers in early summer, repeat-blooming; compact, mounded habit, tough and disease-resistant, excellent lining a driveway or sidewalk
Purple Pavement Rose is covered in stunning fragrant violet flowers with rose overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy dark red hips displayed from mid to late fall.
Purple Pavement Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Purple Pavement Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Purple Pavement Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.