Rose (Rosa 'Greetings') in the Roses Database

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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Other: Lightly cupped
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In large clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Red and purple, with white reverse
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Dr. Keith W. Zary, 1999

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Red, purple, and white
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Lavender Dream x Roller Coaster


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 2:45 PM

Gosh, this rose is a bloom machine. When the spring flush comes around each spring and the roses set buds and they get larger as they get nearer to bloom, there is no mistaking which shrub is Greetings. The buds just about take over. Once the bloom starts, it goes on for a very long time. Flowers are small, but there are so many.

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