Rosa 'Happy Chappy' flowers
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Height: 24 inches
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6
Group/Class: Groundcover Rose
Attractive colourful groundcover rose perfect for borders; blooms appear in dark and light shades of pink and orange with yellow centers with five petals each; very disease resistant, remove dead blooms to encourage re-blooming
Happy Chappy Rose is bathed in stunning lightly-scented rose flowers with tomato-orange overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are red hips displayed in late fall.
Happy Chappy 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 rose 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;
Happy Chappy Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- Container Planting
Happy Chappy Rose will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This rose 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.