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Electric Blanket Rose

Rosa 'Electric Blanket'

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Electric Blanket Rose (Rosa 'Electric Blanket') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Electric Blanket Rose flowers

Electric Blanket Rose flowers

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Group/Class:  Hybrid Tea Rose

Description:

A generous producer of lovely hot pink to coral blooms; exceptionally vigourous, the ground will be quickly covered by this blanket of beauty; blooms constantly and is very disease resistant

Ornamental Features

The Electric Blanket Rose features showy lightly-scented hot pink flowers with coral-pink overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy red hips displayed in late fall.

Landscape Attributes

The Electric Blanket Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

The Electric Blanket Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

The Electric Blanket Rose will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

The Electric Blanket Rose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit 
Ornamental Features

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