Watering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average landscape size:Vigorous, upright growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall.
Blooms:Spring through fall
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasPlant into sun drenched borders for big bold color injection. Spectacular amidst a riot of cottage garden perennials. An excellent choice for south and east facing foundation planters with full exposure. Always ideal included into cutting rose gardens or in mixed rose borders. A traditional choice against white painted house walls, pickets, split rails and lattice where the color stands out in high contrast. Ideal for settling in pillars and entry pilasters. Line them up into a vivid blooming hedge against board fences or to divide front yards.
Companion PlantsFor mixed shrub borders group with Tor Birchleaf Spiraea, (Spiraea betlifolia), Miss Kim Korean Lilac, (Syringa pubescens patula 'Miss Kim'), Penny Mac Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac') and Magical Gold Forsythia, (Forsythia x intermedia 'Kolgold'). It's glorious with big bold perennial Hyperion Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Hyperion') and more cold hardy Pandora's Box Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Pandora's Box') with Shirley Temple Double Peony, (Paeonia x 'Shirley Temple').
This rose is a landmark in breeding of cold hardy roses for the far north. It was developed by the Morden Research Station in southern Manitoba, Canada under the direction of Dr. Henry Marshall. Introduced in 1989, Fireglow is the result of the Parkland breeding program which utilized R. arkansana with 'Assiniboine' beginning in the early 1960s. This and all Morden roses are renowned for their extreme cold hardiness and limited protection requirements for otherwise tender everblooming roses.
Long before they were appreciated as beautiful flowers, roses were treasured for their scent. Oils in this plant were long considered medicinal and were used in cosmetics. Romans gathered roses from the western world for cultivation in Europe which later contributed to the monasteries where the first herbals of medicinal rose use were translated from Greek and Arabic.