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Red Meidiland Rose (12 of 17)

Rosa 'Red Meidiland'

  • Shrub rose with single, rouge red flowers and yellow centers

  • No fragrance; repeat bloomer

  • Disease Resistant

  • Moist, but well-drained soil

  • Plant in full sun for all zones

  • Height: 4-6 feet

  • Width: 4-6 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-10:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; water in dry periods during growing season; after first hard frost, build protective cage around and 6" taller than shrub and fill with compost or shredded leaves; prune back 1/3 to 1/2 in late winter.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; water in dry periods during growing season; after first hard frost, build protective cage around and 6" taller than shrub and fill with compost or shredded leaves; prune back 1/3 to 1/2 in late winter.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; water in dry periods during growing season; after first hard frost, mound compost or shredded leaves several inches deep above crown; prune back 1/3 to 1/2 in late winter.

  • Zone 7: Plant in early spring or early fall; water in dry periods during growing season; after first hard frost, mound compost or shredded leaves several inches deep above crown; prune back 1/3 in late winter.

  • Zone 8: Plant in early spring or early fall; water in dry periods during growing season; after first hard frost, mound compost or shredded leaves several inches deep above crown; prune back 1/3 in late winter.

  • Zone 9: Plant in early spring or early fall; water in dry periods during growing season; watch for fungal diseases year round; apply light fertilizer in November; prune back 1/3 after blooming which can continue into December.

  • Zone 10: Plant in early spring or early fall; water in dry periods during growing season; watch for fungal diseases year round; apply light fertilizer in November; prune back 1/3 after blooming which can continue into December.

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