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Sweet Spot Ruby
You’ll fall in love with Sweet Spot®, The Decorator Rose® - a whole new breed of roses in a kaleidoscope of colors, with masses of multi-colored blooms like you’ve never seen before! Sweet Spot® roses will be the heart of your garden, patio or landscaping.
- Beautiful ruby pink flower with a pink/red spot in the center
- Compact shrub, lush green foliage and lots of blooms
- Rich flowering and ideal for decorating around the house
- Hardy to USDA zone 5
Suggested Uses - In containers around the house, on the deck or in groups in the garden
Growth Habit - Compact shrub - approx 20 inches wide x 24 inches high
Where to plant - Place in a sunny position, preferable with morning sun if possible.
Spacing - Plant 20-24 inches apart
Watering - Roses are best watered at ground level, not over the leaves
Flowering Period - Long and nearly continual flowering (mid spring to early fall)
Flower Color - Bicolor pinkish red and yellow flower with a pink/red spot in the center
Flower Size - 2 -3 inches in diameter
Fragrance - No fragrance
Foliage - Dark green leaves, young shoots are red
Like all roses, a little extra care is required for best results. A rose-care spray on a regular basis ensures maximum flowering, growth and enjoyment and minimises the risk of traditional rose problems.
HINT #1: Roses prefer a fertilizer with less nitrogen (N) and more Potash (K) where the numbers of the N:P:K are something similar to 11:5:9 [The (N) provides nitrogen and quick growth, but too much of this above Potash (K) makes the plant more susceptible to disease. The Potash in this balance helps flowering and hardens the plant.
Because of the continual flowering, a handful of slow release fertilizer with trace elements ensures great flowering in spring and again in summer is ideal.
HINT #2: Check with your local nursery outlet for the best rose spray to use in your area to keep your plants in prime condition.