Bill Reid
The Bill Reid Rose has flowers with a vibrant golden hue denoting energy, warmth and vitality, producing prolific blossoms all summer long until freeze up.
Bill Reid Flower
Bill Reid Flower
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Botanical (latin) name: Rosa x 'Bill Reid'
Zone 3
Height 3ft (1m) Spread 3ft (1m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - yellow
Fruit - not significant bark - brown thorny
Blossoms - golden yellow, rebloomingay Fragrance - subtle
Habit - Upright rounded Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Spectacular accent, mass planting, low hedge, patio pot

The Bill Reid Rose Rose features showy lightly-scented golden yellow flowers that hold their colour even through the hottest prairie heat spells. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the summer turning yellow in the fall. The fruit and thorny brown bark are not ornamentally significant.

This Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright round 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 late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.

The Bill Reid 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 Morden Blush Rose in front of a dark back row such as Preston Lilac, Diablo Nine Bark or Cotoneaster will provide the contrast to bring out the Bill Reid's flowers.

Fascinating foliage Facts

Bill Reid is the third in the Canadian Artists’ rose series, joining Emily Carr and Felix LeClerc. One of Canada’s foremost Haida artists, Bill Reid (1920-1988) was an outstanding gold and silversmith artist turned sculptor. Several of his pieces are featured on the $20 Canadian banknote.

Price last updated on Dec 06, 2017 Listing of Roses

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