Rose (Rosa 'Peggy Martin') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium pink
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Some
Class: Other: Found rose
Growth Habit: Typically 6-10 feet tall
Fragrance: Moderate
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Unknown
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4-9

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: 6-10 feet
Plant Spread: 12-15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Not suitable for containers

The easiest rose to grow, ever!

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Posted by christinereid54 (Kyle, Texas - Zone 8b) on Feb 19, 2018 6:34 PM

This is the rose for people who are afraid they can't grow roses! It's vigorous to a fault. I planted mine about 6 years ago and it has thrived. It has virtually no thorns and, after a year or so, has been a spring and fall bloomer. What's interesting is that the spring blooms last a really long time (several months) here in Central Texas. Peggy Martin rose bushes don't have a fragrance but they make up for that by producing a profuse amount of small pink blooms. I do have to do some serious pruning in late winter--this rose will produce long canes and it can take over nearby plants, if you let it. Being thornless, or nearly so, it's not difficult to trim. It isn't bothered much by fungal diseases; if it gets a few ugly leaves from too much warm weather and drizzly rain, they drop off quickly. My rose gets a balanced organic fertilizer in mid February.

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Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Oct 31, 2011 12:26 AM

The Peggy Martin rose has an interesting history. It is one of two plants that survived being under 20 feet of salt water during the flooding following Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana in August, 2005.
Since then, it has been introduced into commerce in the United States and has become a symbol among gardeners and rose lovers of a tenacious plant associated with a spirit of renewal and regrowth in the aftermath of a devastating blow of Nature against those living and gardening in the Gulf Coast area. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...
This rose was a gift to me and it grows up the trunk of a huge old redbud, with little care and no disease to date.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 6:25 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Peggy Martin is a vigorous climber that can easily reach 15 plus feet. It bears clusters of pink shaded flowers that occur from spring through fall. Promoted as thornless, we find this rose does have prickles on the backs of the leaves. If you are a novice rose grower or afraid you won’t be successful with roses, plant this rose. This rose will surprise you and within a couple of years, your neighbors will come begging for cuttings."

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piksihk On February 14, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On May 26, 2015 Bloomed
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