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Morden Centennial Rose

Rosa 'Morden Centennial'

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Morden Centennial Rose (Rosa 'Morden Centennial') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Morden Centennial Rose flowers

Morden Centennial Rose flowers

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Morden Centennial Rose (Rosa 'Morden Centennial') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Morden Centennial Rose in bloom

Morden Centennial Rose in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Parkland Rose

Description:

This popular variety is smothered in large double hot pink flowers over the entire season on a bushy, upright and spreading shrub that flowers prolifically, resistant to disease, a real show-stopper garden shrub; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Morden Centennial Rose is covered in stunning lightly-scented hot pink flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy red hips displayed from mid to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Morden Centennial 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 high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Morden Centennial Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Morden Centennial Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub 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 or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features