Rose (Rosa 'Spirit of Ocean City') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Spirit of Ocean City'
'WILcan'
'Canadian Sunset'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Red, with yellow reverse
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: J. Benjamin Williams, 1996
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

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: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 5:50 PM

This is an exceptionally tall and sturdy rose, with thick canes that never allow the blooms to droop, no matter how many blooms it produces. It blooms well and frequently throughout the year.

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