Hope for Humanity
This is one of the darkest red roses you can find, bearing large clusters of velvety "blood red" flowers over the entire summer. The compact mounded habit, lightly scented blossoms and resistance to disease makes this a good garden detail shrub in any flower bed or garden.
Hope For Humanity Blossom
Hope For Humanity Blossom
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Botanical (latin) name: Rosa x ' Hope for Humanity'
Zone 3
Height 3ft (1m) Spread 2ft (0.6m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - yellow
Fruit - not significant bark - brown thorny
Blossums - Blood red Fragrance - subtle
Habit - Low spreading Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Blood red roses for her birthday!

The Hope for Humanity Rose features showy lightly-scented dark red flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the summer turning yellow in fall. Landscape Attributes:

This Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading 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 is a moderate maintenance rose that will require regular care and upkeep. Removing the spent roses (dead-heading) before they form rose hips will ensure continued reblooming throughout the summer. Shaping the bush is best accomplished in early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed.

The Hope for Humanity Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 2 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This rose should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. Placing the Hope For Humanity Rose in front of a dark back row such as Preston Lilac, Diablo Nine Bark or Schubert Cherry will provide the contrast to bring out the Morden Blush's flowers, fall colour an rose hips.

Fascinating Foliage Facts

Hope for Humanity is a 1995 is a "Blood Red" introduction in the Parkland Series from Agriculture Canada that was released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Red Cross Society.

Mature Tree in Full Bloom
Mature Tree in Full Bloom

Coming Out of Bud
Coming Out of Bud

Price last updated on Dec 06, 2017 Listing of Roses

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