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First Kiss Rose

Rosa 'JACling'

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First Kiss Rose (Rosa 'JACling') at Fernwood Garden Center

First Kiss Rose flowers

First Kiss Rose flowers

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First Kiss Rose (Rosa 'JACling') at Fernwood Garden Center

First Kiss Rose flowers

First Kiss Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Group/Class:  Floribunda Rose

Description:

A lovely rose with a slight fragrance and beautifully formed shell pink blooms with a flush of cream on the outer petals; excellent for cutting; foliage creates contrast to the luminous blooms

Ornamental Features

First Kiss Rose features showy shell pink flowers with buttery yellow eyes and creamy white edges at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

First Kiss 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

First Kiss Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

First Kiss Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium 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.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features