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PlantFiles: Hybrid Musk, Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Prosperity'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Prosperity
Hybridized by J. Pemberton; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1919

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Hybrid Musk

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

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
From hardwood heel cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MavisFlowers On Apr 16, 2009, MavisFlowers from Lufkin, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Wonderful, indestructible rose which comes back faithfully each year with lovely clusters of fragrant, white blooms. Very forgiving of neglect it flourishes with extra care.

Positive cloverlymd On Mar 14, 2008, cloverlymd from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

This is an excellent rose for Maryland. It flowers enthusiastically and seems completely immune to blackspot. I had it own-root, and it grew to about 4 feet. The scent is typically hybrid musk; you either like it, or not. One nice detail is that when the weather is cooler, the flowers take on a decided pink tinge. I would still have it, but mine got a virus and had to be removed.

Positive michaeladenner On Oct 9, 2005, michaeladenner from Deland, FL wrote:

Very vigorous, trouble-free climbing or pillar rose. Mine is about nine feet after two years of growth. It's usually in bloom even in the hottest days of August. Makes an OK cut rose, though the dense blooms (9-12 blooms) tend to drag the stem down. Nicely fragrant, but nothing special in the respect. I grow it on 'Fortuniana' stock here in Central Florida. Big show in March, so wait to prune it until after the spring flush.. Notable: The rose seems to be fairly low in its water needs. I've never seen it wilt. VERY thorny.


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

Brooksville, Florida
Ferriday, Louisiana
Silver Spring, Maryland
Iola, Texas
Lufkin, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Clarkston, Washington

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