One of the most exciting hardy roses every introduced. Yellow semi-double blossoms are edged in red and gradually turn to deepest pink.
Camfire Blossom
Camfire Blossom
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Botanical (latin) name: Rosa x 'Campfire
Zone 3
Height 3ft (1m) Spread 3ft (1m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - yellow
fruit - 1cm (1/2inch) orange/red Bark - smooth burgundy with very few thorns
Blossom colour - Tricolour-yellow, reblooming Fragrance - subtle
Habit - Upright spreading Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Spectacularly coloured flowers all season long

This new introduction is taking the Canadian gardening world by storm! All the excitement is about the flowers begin as shapely buds with yellow and red tones and then opening into a soft yellow edged in a deep rosy pink. Early season flowers will be nearly all yellow, gradually developing a bright pink edging as the season progresses . The total effect is nothing short of amazing and absolutely distinct from any other rose.

The Campfire Rose is covered in stunning lightly-scented tricoloured flowers late spring until the first killing frost. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season turning yellow in fall. The fruits are red hips displayed from mid to late fall.

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 Campfire Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 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 Campfire 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 Campfire's flowers, fall colour an rose hips.

Fascinating Foliage Facts

The 'Campfire' rose was named to honour a painting by the famous Canadian artist Thomas John "Tom" Thomson (August 5, 1877 - July 8, 1917). The painting, called Campfire, shows a fire burning in front of a tent lit inside by a brilliant yellow light. It is a masterpiece of design and colour. The rose 'Campfire' is afire with the same smouldering blend of yellows and reds.

Grouping of Campfire Roses
Grouping of Campfire Roses

Breaking Bud
Breaking Bud

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