Shrub Rose 'Home Run'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Home Run
Additional cultivar information:(PP18552; aka WEKcisbako, Home Run, Fire Ball)
Hybridized by Carruth
Registered or introduced: 2001
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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)

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

Bloom Color:

Medium red (mr)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



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

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

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

San Jose, California

Marietta, Georgia

Bensenville, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Manhattan, Kansas

Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Beverly, Massachusetts

Falmouth, Massachusetts

Hamel, Minnesota

Kalispell, Montana

Brooklyn, New York

Copperas Cove, Texas

Georgetown, Texas

Richardson, Texas

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 2, 2011, txaggiemom from Richardson, TX wrote:

In my Dallas garden, Home Run blooms reliably with a day or two of Opening Day of baseball season. Its first in our family's hearts. It easily survived two very heavy snowfalls and two nights at -10F without protection last winter. No blackspot and tolerates our summer heat very well.


On Jun 20, 2010, Caperose56 from Falmouth, MA wrote:

I now have three of these plants.Planted one in 2007,added two others In 2008. The oldest plant is up against a wall between a porch stair and a bulkhead in an exposed Southeast location and it is spectacular-- easily 5.5 feet tall and at least as wide, very hardy. Planting two together seems to accelerate the growth,and now all three are hardy and showy. I deadhead about once a week all summer and shaped them lightly the first few years, but they are very carefree and have just exploded with our wet spring. Some yellow leaves fro time to time but no disease to speak of. V Happy with this plant as a carefree shrub on Cape Cod.


On Mar 26, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Coloring is very rich and bright on this shrub rose. I grow it as a shrub and was lucky to find a tree rose also. Thanks, Deb, for nudging me into getting this one.


On Jan 21, 2008, kararowe from Kalispell, MT wrote:

Home Run is one of my favorite shrub roses. It amazed me last summer by its' bright color, disease resistance, and prolific blooming!!! It never stopped! In our area it is great, and perfect for those who want a low maintenance rose.


On Oct 8, 2007, rbowden from Manhattan, KS wrote:

I have two of these bushes that I bought on an impulse due to the wonderful vibrant red blooms. The bushes are in partial shade with afternoon sun. They stood the Kansas heat and drought very well with occasional watering. There was a nice flush of flowers in the spring, sporadic small flushes of flowers in the summer, and one more nice flush in the late fall (see photo). The color was not as good during the hot weather. There is a slight rose fragrance. Disease resistance has been perfect (no disease symptoms at all) and the foliage is beautiful. My only real disappointment with this rose is the flower display. Many flowers do not show all five petals with good form; something is often missing or distorted. Maybe it's just the summer heat because the form improved in October. The disease... read more


On Jun 6, 2007, soulgardenlove from Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I just aquired this rose and will post more after growing it.

From Weeks roses Home run web site:
This flame-red offspring kicks the competition up a notch when it comes to disease resistance. Home Run has a phenomenal fortitude against the dreaded black spot (like its father). But, unlike Dad, it is also completely resistant to powdery mildew. Rounded, bushy, fast-to-flower and nearly always in color, it hits a grand slam in the landscape & scores lots of points in a pot, too.
Height / Habit: Medium / Rounded & bushy
Bloom / Size: Medium, single
Petal count: 5
Parentage: (City of San Francisco x Baby Love) x cv. RADrazz
Fragrance: Slight
Hybridizer: Carruth - 2006
Comments: Coast to coast. it's the cleanest. ... read more