Roses are among America's favorite flowers and makes for a sturdy flowering shrub that will return for years to come. Roses grow larger and more beautiful than the prior year. Today's roses are easy to grow, mostly fragrant, hardy and naturally disease resistant. Through our network of top professional breeders we are able to offer you a selection of exceptional roses. Planting roses is fun and a rewarding way to invest in your garden for years to come.
About this Variety
Blaze is an extremely popular climber in America, maybe because it is happy most anywhere it is planted. Its short ovoid buds open to extravagant blooms that are neatly cupped and cheerfully shaded brilliant fiery red. Blooms in large clusters on new and old wood.
- One of the most popular climbing roses
- Easy to grow and disease resistant
- Grows well on trellises, walls, arbors, mailboxes or fences
- Returns and blooms year after year
- Large, beautiful blooms
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 12-14' tall
Plant 4-5' apart with the bud union 1" above ground level
Grow as Perennial in zones 5-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Select a well-drained location away from trees and hedges where there is sun at least half the day. Prepare the site by digging a hole 12-15" deep and about the same depth. If available, add 6-8" of compost, manure or top soil. Remove package and soak the bush in water for about an hour. Prune the canes back to about 1" above the bud union. Spread the roots out evenly into the prepared hole. Plant at a depth where the bud union (place where the branches come together) will be about 1" above the soil level after back filling the hole. It is best to mound soil or mulch over the bud union until the danger of frost has passed, removing it once new growth is observed. Soak soil weekly until established during periods of drought. Once leaves start to emerge, fertilize with a season-long, balanced fertilizer.
Best to plant immediately upon arrival. Pruning an inch or so off the canes will help send a message to the rose that it is time to start growing once again.