Super 6-Pack: Today’s Special is our Nearly Wild Rose. Get 6 plants of this variety for $24.99.
Best grown in medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loams in full sun to part shade. Best flowering and disease resistance generally occur in full sun, however. Water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Summer mulch helps retain moisture, keeps roots cool and discourages weeds.
Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Crowns usually need winter protection in cold winter areas. Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants, as practicable, and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough cleanup during winter (dormant season). Prune as needed in late winter to early spring. ‘Nearly Wild’ is a floribunda rose (‘Dr. W. Van Fleet’ x ‘Leuchstern’) which typically grows 2-3′ tall (less frequently to 4′) and as wide. It is a dense, shrubby plant which features clusters of mildly fragrant, single, pink roses (to 3″ diameter) with center clumps of prominent yellow stamens. Five-petaled flowers are reminiscent of some species roses hence the cultivar name. Flowers bloom continuously from May to frost. Glossy dark green foliage. Introduced by Brownwell in 1941. Zones 4 to 9.