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ROSA 'Eclipse'

Image of Rosa 'Eclipse'

James H. Schutte

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Eclipse'

Plant Common Name

Eclipse Hybrid Tea Rose, Hybrid Tea Rose

Special Notice

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General Description

The moderately fragrant ‘Eclipse’ is a beautiful hybrid tea rose with large yellow double flowers. It was introduced in 1935, has a bushy vigorous habit and strong stems lined with sharp woody thorns. Its compound leaves are large, glossy, leathery and dark green. From late spring to frost, it offers loose double blooms on long stems. Each fragrant flower is long and pointed in bud and good for exhibition. They open with a heart of golden-yellow and the outer petals fade to buff. Most roses bloom with greater vigor if the spent flowers are removed. In subtropical climates, roses bloom the most during the cooler winter months and less in summer and are evergreen.

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. They are also susceptible to a suite of viral and bacterial diseases as well as insect pests, so it is wise to select a robust and resistant cultivar when choosing a rose.

Tea 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'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m

  • Width

    4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m

  • 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

    Oval/Rounded

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Green, Tan

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    No