Grandiflora Rose, Buck Roses Collection
Rosa 'Earth Song'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Earth Song
Hybridized by Buck
Registered or introduced: 1975
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Class:

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Cupped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are very thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Regional

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

Hampton, Illinois

Carmel, Indiana

Iowa City, Iowa

Kalona, Iowa

Camden, Maine

Northampton, Massachusetts

Raleigh, North Carolina

Providence, Rhode Island

Ellensburg, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 22, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Very similar to 'Carefree Beauty', but with more petals. Just as fine a rose, just as vigorous, just as prolific, just as winter hardy, and just as resistant to black spot here, with more fragrance. Rose society people usually prefer this variety to 'Carefree Beauty' because of its fuller flowers.

Performs well here without fungicides.

Like 'Carefree Beauty', or for that matter like most Buck roses, the flowers drop their petals quickly. This may not matter much on a plant with such prolific bloom. At least they're self-cleaning.

Positive

On Jul 24, 2011, spaceroses from Ellensburg, WA wrote:

I love this rose - it is hardy enough to withstand both new england and eastern washington winters (I have grown it in both locals). The color is a simple vibrant pink (think barbie doll pink) with a strong fragrence. Where this plant shines is in it's vigor. From Late june through september it is covered in masses of roses. beautiful.

Positive

On May 9, 2010, rabbitsdiner from Carmel, IN wrote:

A wonderful rose. Survives our zone 5 winters without protection. Needs little spring pruning unless it gets zapped by a late cold snap. Then it regrows quickly after deadwood is removed.It's pretty pink blooms are abundant for most of the season. Only a little blackspot in our hot, humid Indiana summers.

Neutral

On Jun 9, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in United States.

Parentage:
Seed: Music Maker
Pollen: Prairie Star