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ROSA (MOTHER'S DAY)

Image of Rosa 'Morsdag' (MOTHER'S DAY)

Carol Cloud Bailey

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Morsdag'(MOTHER'S DAY)

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Tea Rose, Mother's Day Hybrid Tea Rose

General Description

Polyantha roses such as 'Mother's Day' are garden classics valued for their compact habit, long season of bloom, and showy clusters of small, mildly fragrant flowers. They trace their ancestry to Rosa multiflora and R. chinensis.

Introduced in 1949 by Grootendorst of Holland, 'Mother's Day' (also known as 'Morsdag') produces sprays of delicate, double, crimson-red flowers that open from cupped buds. This compact, upright shrub blooms from early summer until frost.

This rose is cold hardy and grows best in temperate climates with enough winter chill to allow for dormancy. Like most roses, it prefers full to part sun, moist, perfectly drained soil and good air circulation. Use as a low hedge, in mixed borders, or in containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • 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

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Crimson

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Green

  • 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

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No