The Hansa Rose is draped in stunning fragrant hot pink flowers with fuchsia overtones and yellow eyes from early to mid summer. The flowers have intense fragrance and are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season that turn an outstanding yellow/orange in the fall. The fruits are red hips displayed from fall throughout the winter until the.
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 late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed.
Hansa Rose will grow to be about 4 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. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils (pH less than 7), and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. Placing the Hansa rose in front of a dark spruce, pine or fir shelterbelt will provide contrast to the Hansa's Flowers, fall leaves and rose hips and the needle litter will provide acidity for the soil.