Rose (Rosa 'Red Cascade') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Red Cascade'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Miniature
Growth Habit: Very short, 1-2 feet, very bushy; true groundcover rose. Can also be grown as climbing miniature, 6-8 feet tall.
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Ralph S. Moore, 1976
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 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: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Thorned

Photo courtesy Antique Rose Emporium. Used with permission.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 8:06 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Imagine our surprise to discover Red Cascade was introduced as a weeping miniature, considering we had it growing well up a 14 feet tall cedar post! It can be a very versatile rose. It always attracts attention with its fine-leaved foliage and profuse one inch, blood red blooms. When in bloom, it is simply smothered in color."

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Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Feb 11, 2014 8:58 PM

In my minimal care garden in Texas near the Gulf, Red Cascade exceeds miniature stature, easily sending out 10 - 12' canes. This rose is one of the few which always had blooms on it through the dreadful drought of 2011. It is also very easy to root from cuttings. I have trained mine on a pasture fence where it would probably be even more huge were it not trimmed by the livestock.

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