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Eyepaint - Floribunda Rose

Eyepaint

Floribunda. Bred by McGredy in UK in 1975.
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Use:
 
Specimen Plant, Low Hedge
Color:
 
Scarlet
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
3 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Eyepaint grows into a densely branched and foliated shrub about three or four feet in each direction. When it is in bloom, the scarlet five-petalled flowers completely cover the shrub. The eyes of the flowers are bright white, and the young flowers sport bright yellow stamens. It's a dazzling look. The plant is highly vigorous and disease resistant, but it can be a little difficult to place; it tends to overpower soft colors. But it would look really good in a zone filled with foliage that is gray or dark green. And with white flowered plants. Or it would look good as the only plant in a space surrounded by concrete. It's not the perfect plant for a mixed border.