Rose (Rosa 'Ruth') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Medium red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Gallica
Growth Habit: Tall, 5-7 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Percy H. Wright, 1947
Optimal growing zones: Usda Zones 3-8

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: 5-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Rose Of Sharon:  What's in a Name, AnywayRose Of Sharon: What's in a Name, Anyway
August 30, 2015

A rose is a rose unless it's a Rose of Sharon, and then it's a hibiscus. Some say it's the name of a crocus and others swear it's the name of a tulip and then there's some confusion with the lily of the valley. Poor plant, most likely it lives in a state of constant identity crisis, never knowing on which side of the garden it should grow.

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Great article on the subject of shovel pruning--I need to remember this! by Mustbnuts Dec 13, 2019 1:50 AM 14
November 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 13, 2019 1:00 AM 164
...When she was good, she was very good and when she was bad, she was horrid! by Mustbnuts Sep 3, 2019 6:42 PM 5
August 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 31, 2019 10:08 PM 261
'International Herald Tribune' (tho, it has other names) by jerijen Jul 17, 2019 4:21 PM 15
July 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 2, 2019 12:08 AM 307
Here's some 2019 favorites so far by MGKing Jun 16, 2019 10:58 AM 22
My new garden in San Francisco by oliversf Jun 13, 2019 10:43 AM 28
June 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jul 27, 2019 9:37 AM 355
Miniature Roses Beginner by waltermittie Jun 1, 2019 11:27 AM 10
Most fragrant rose by reh0622 Dec 26, 2019 6:46 PM 159
Last blooms of the 2019 spring flush by AnnKNCalif May 27, 2019 1:04 PM 13
What have you learned about rosing? This year? by Canadian_Rose May 28, 2019 9:41 AM 24
Some of my bouquets by MGKing May 21, 2019 2:31 PM 20
Ants in pots by reh0622 Jun 22, 2019 5:32 PM 19
Deer have devastated my Roses by Paul2032 Jun 14, 2019 5:53 PM 44
May 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jun 7, 2019 8:21 PM 468
My favorite pruners by Mike Apr 15, 2019 9:22 AM 24
April 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu May 3, 2019 9:46 AM 402
Mild March Afternoon Perfect for Planting Four Bare Roots by Mike Apr 15, 2019 10:23 AM 106

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