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PlantFiles: Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Hope For Humanity'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hope For Humanity
Additional cultivar information: (Parkland series)
Hybridized by Collicutt; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Medium red (mr)
Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive zarniwoopnu On Jun 16, 2011, zarniwoopnu from Saint Paul, MN wrote:

I'm also surprised more people haven't commented on this rose. It's one of my favorites. I lost one a few years ago to black spot, but have a new one in a new place with better circulation and there's been no sign of it.

The blooms are so intensely red, and occur in clusters of flowers. I cut a single stem for my Mom and there were literally over a dozen blooms on it. They're an excellent cut flower, too!

Positive Gascoigne On Jun 4, 2011, Gascoigne from Shawnee Mission, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:

I'm surprised there isn't more feedback about Hope for Humanity. This is one of the best roses, if not THE best, that I have in my garden right now. I have 4 on each corner of my veggie garden. They are a DEEP, DARK Velvet-y true red floribunda type...I get more comments on it for it's color than almost any other, except my "Easy Does It" rose. I love could almost be trained to climb...the canes can get a bit unwieldy, so a plant support hoop might be in order...but it is definitely very disease resistant in my zone 6 Kansas climate, with Hotter than hell summers and super cold ( -20*F) winters.(one got broken from wind and some black spot set it...but now it is like new one year later)..I love it and highly recommend!

Neutral prioreb On Sep 24, 2010, prioreb from Atlanta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Does anyone in 7b have experience with this rose?

Neutral Redkarnelian On Nov 7, 2006, Redkarnelian from Newmarket, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Canadian-bred Parkland series rose. Named in honour of the Canadian Red Cross Society centennial.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Morris, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Belfield, North Dakota
Fargo, North Dakota
Pound, Wisconsin

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