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Mermaid Rose

Rosa x bractaeta ‘Mermaid’
10

15 feet
10

15 feet
Hybrid. East Asia.
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun; semi-evergreen. A vigorous, climbing antique rose with saucer-sized (5-inch) yellow flowers. It can grow up to 20 feet tall and wide, covering trellises, garden structures and roofs. Without support, it forms a vast, mounding shrub. It blooms continuously throughout the warm season. ‘Mermaid’ was hybridized over a century ago; according to various reviewers it has never been bested. Fiercely thorny, it has been suggested as one of the few truly “deer-resistant” roses, capable of forming an impenetrable hedge barrier.

Maintenance

Prune in early summer after flowering. Remove old, dead yellow or brown canes with loppers; this helps improve air circulation within the bush. Where they extend into pathways or over buildings, canes can be cut back to an outward-facing bud.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
10-15' H, 10-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
March, April, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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