These are not your average shrub rose blooms. The renowned breeder, Christian Bedard, created this cross from a shrub rose and a Persian hulthemia. Once considered its own genus, the Persian rose is a tough desert native with a distinctive halo around the center of the bloom, a characteristic it passed down to In Your Eyes. Thanks to this parentage, In Your Eyes is also diamond–tough, disease resistant and wildly prolific. You'll get big clusters of blooms in sophisticated pastel shades. The flower actually starts cream–yellow with a red eye and matures to lavender with a purple eye, but as each bloom appears and matures in its own time, the clusters will be fascinatingly multi–colored from spring to fall. The fragrance is mild and fruity.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 6 - 8 feet
Spread: 24 - 36 inches
Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Flowering Date: Late spring to fall
Planting Instructions: Plant at the same level as the soil so the crown of the plant is even with the soil level. Don't bury the crown. Full sun is best for quicker flowering and higher quality plants.
Winter Care: Mulch heavily around the base of the plant. Remove promptly in early spring.
Growth Rate: Moderate once established.
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red, Yellow, Purple, Pink
Flower Form: moderate fruity fragrance, flowers are produced 3-5 per cluster
Foliage Type: Glossy medium green
Pruning: Prune to maintain shape and increase branching once established. Remove any dead or damaged branches.
Soil Requirement: Well drained, humus enriched soil