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The Simplicity collection of floribunda roses are considered the original hedge roses.  They were bred for prolific reblooming, disease free foliage and the superior branching that makes an attractive hedge plant. 

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Lavendar SimplicitySimplicity Lavender rose blooms

  • Class:  Shrub rose, floribunda
  • Sun:  Full sun
  • Height:  4-5’
  • Spread:  3’
  • Growth Habit: Upright and bushy
  • Bloom Color: Light Lavendar
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size: Large, 3 1/2” - 4”
  • Petal Count:  30
  • Bloom Season:  Repeating, late spring through summer
  • Fragrance:  Strong citrus fragrance
  • Stem: Thorned, 12-14”
  • Foliage: Dark greenSimplicity Lavendar rose shrub
  • Disease Resistance:  Good disease resistance
  • Soil:  Prefers enriched well drained, adapts quite readily to poorer soils including somewhat sandy or clay
  • Hardiness:  zones 6b and warmer

Lavendar Simplicity is even better than the Pink Simplicity.  The blooms are a bit larger and is much more fragrant, with a citrus scent.  The pastel lavendar is a sparkling color addition to the Simplicity collection.  LavendarSimplicity is an excellent landscaping rose, creating a wonderful hedge.  Of course it is just as lovely as a specimen plant, foundation shrub or in garden borders.  The disease resistance of the Simplicity collection allows for close spacing to create hedges or mass plantings.  It will also do quite well in a large container.  Early growth may need to be protected from spring freezes, and containers will need winter protection in zone 6.  Pruning requirements are minimal, removing any old, dead, diseased or crossed canes.  Cane length may be reduced by one third, more in colder climates.  Responds well to pruning to maintain size.  Simplicity roses are marginally hardy in zone 6 and should be minimally protected for winter.  In zone 5, moderate protection is necessary.  Many zone 4 gardeners have had success with moderate protection of Simplicity roses.

 

Pink SimplicitySimplicity Pink rose blooms

  • Class:  Shrub rose, floribunda
  • Sun:  Full sun
  • Height:  4-5’
  • Spread:  3’
  • Growth Habit: Upright and bushy
  • Bloom Color: Bright pink
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size: Large, 3 1/2”
  • Petal Count:  17-25
  • Bloom Season:  Repeating, late spring through early autumnSimplicity Pink rose Hedge
  • Fragrance:  Mild sweet fragrance
  • Stem: Nearly thornless, 5-10”
  • Foliage: Light green
  • Disease Resistance:  Good disease resistance
  • Soil:  Prefers enriched well drained, adapts quite readily to poorer soils including somewhat sandy or clay
  • Hardiness:  zones 6b and warmer

Pink Simplicity is an excellent landscaping rose, creating a wonderful hedge.  Of course it is just as lovely as a specimen plant, foundation shrub or in garden borders.  The disease resistance of theSimplicity Pink rose shrub Simplicity collection allows for close spacing to create hedges or mass plantings.  It will also do quite well in a large container.  Early growth may need to be protected from spring freezes, and containers will need winter protection in zone 6.  Pruning requirements are minimal, removing any old, dead, diseased or crossed canes.  Cane length may be reduced by one third, more in colder climates.  Responds well to pruning to maintain size.  Simplicity roses are marginally hardy in zone 6 and should be minimally protected for winter.  In zone 5, moderate protection is necessary.  Many zone 4 gardeners have had success with moderate protection of Simplicity roses.

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White SimplicityWhite Simplicity rose bloom

  • Class:  Shrub rose, floribunda
  • Sun:  Full sun
  • Height:  4-5’
  • Spread:  3’
  • Growth Habit:
  • Bloom Color: Near White
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size: Large, 3 1/2” - 4”
  • Petal Count:  20
  • Bloom Season:  Late spring to autumn
  • Fragrance:  Mild sweet fragrance
  • Stem: Thorned, 5-10”
  • Foliage: Light green
  • Disease Resistance:  Good disease resistance
  • Soil:  Prefers enriched well drained, adapts quite readily to poorer soils including somewhat sandy or clay
  • Hardiness:  6b and warmer

Fully open blooms of the White Simplicity reveal golden centers.  White Simplicity is an excellent landscaping rose, creating a wonderful hedge.  Of course it is just as lovely as a specimen plant, foundation shrub or in garden borders.  The disease resistance of the Simplicity collection allows for close spacing to create hedges or mass plantings.  It will also do quite well in a large container.  Early growth may need to be protected from spring freezes, and containers will need winter protection in zone 6.  Pruning requirements are minimal, removing any old, dead, diseased or crossed canes.  Cane length may be reduced by one third, more in colder climates.  Responds well to pruning to maintain size.  Simplicity roses are marginally hardy in zone 6 and should be minimally protected for winter.  In zone 5, moderate protection is necessary.  Many zone 4 gardeners have had success with moderate protection of Simplicity roses.

 

Yellow SimplicitySimplicity Yellow rose bloom

  • Class:  Shrub rose, floribunda
  • Sun:  Full sun
  • Height:  4-5’
  • Spread:  3’
  • Growth Habit: Upright and bushy
  • Bloom Color: Deep Yellow
  • Flower Form:  Double
  • Flower Size: Large, 3 1/2”
  • Petal Count:  30
  • Bloom Season:  Repeating, late spring to autumn
  • Fragrance:  Mild sweet fragrance
  • Stem: Thorned, 12-15”
  • Foliage: Dark green
  • Disease Resistance:  Good disease resistance
  • Soil:  Prefers enriched well drained, adapts quite readily to poorer soils including somewhat sandy or clay
  • Hardiness:  zones 6b and warmerSimplicity Yellow rose

Yellow Simplicity blooms in flushes throughout the season.  The deep golden yellow blooms don’t fade out through the summer.  Yellow Simplicity is an excellent landscaping rose, creating a wonderful hedge.  Of course it is just as lovely as a specimen plant, foundation shrub or in garden borders.  The disease resistance of the Simplicity collection allows for close spacing to create hedges or mass plantings.  It will also do quite well in a large container.  Early growth may need to be protected from spring freezes, and containers will need winter protection in zone 6.  Pruning requirements are minimal, removing any old, dead, diseased or crossed canes.  Cane length may be reduced by one third, more in colder climates.  Responds well to pruning to maintain size.  Simplicity roses are marginally hardy in zone 6 and should be minimally protected for winter.  In zone 5, moderate protection is necessary.  Many zone 4 gardeners have had success with moderate protection of Simplicity roses.

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