• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing, compact, bushy shrub; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:RO-zuh
    Plant type:Groundcover, Rose, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing, compact, bushy shrub; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Red
    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. Exceptional in masses as traditional groundcover or in irregular groups. A stand out against white picket fences and lattice. Ideal for settling in pillars and entry pilasters.
    Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Phlox (Phlox); Hummingbird Mint (Agastache)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Space plants 3 ft. apart as a groundcover. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize regularly during the growing season. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Caramba carries advanced genetics developed for its outstanding pest and disease resistance in challenging moist climates.
    Lore:
    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.