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ROSA (FIRE 'N' ICE™)

Image of Rosa 'Arofiric' (FIRE 'N' ICE™)

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Arofiric'(FIRE 'N' ICE™)

Plant Common Name

Floribunda Rose

General Description

The vigorous and heavy-flowering Fire ‘N’ Ice is an exceptional grandiflora rose with red flowers touched with white. It was introduced in 1987 by Armstrong Nurseries, Inc and has an upright, bushy habit and strong stems lined with sharp woody thorns. Its compound leaves are semi-glossy, leathery and deep green. From late spring to frost, it offers double blooms that are rich red on the top of the petals and white-hued below. Each lightly fragrant bloom has as many as 40 petals. Most roses bloom with greater vigor if the spent flowers are removed.

Roses prefer full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. They grow best in places with slightly dry climates, because such climates disfavor the fungal diseases that plague them. For this reason, it is important to maintain good airflow within and between planted roses through good planting and pruning practices which will dissuade fungal attacks. Roses are rife with pest and disease problems. In fact, there are many common pests and diseases that can harm them.

Grandiflora roses are a garden must. They are perfect for sunny foundations, mixed borders and cutting gardens.

Characteristics

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Color

    White, Red

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No