Rosa 'CHEwsumsigns' (x Hulthemosa) EYES ON ME

Rosa 'CHEwsumsigns' (x Hulthemosa)
Rosa 'CHEwsumsigns' (x Hulthemosa) EYES ON ME
hybrid Persian shrub rose (Ch. Warner)
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.8-1.2m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME June - October
LOCATION full sun
SOIL TYPE neutral
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS dry and sharply drained (xeriscape)
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Roses
Summer blooms
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Rosa persica is a rose species from Afghanistan, Iran, and Central Asia which used to be listed as a separate species Hulthemia. Its flowers are beautiful and unique but everything else is difficult – thorny foliage, unsightly habit, and unreliable garden performance – they are almost impossible to transplant. Luckily, they respond well to crossing with other, reliable rose species and the first hybrids were made after 2000. Their scientific name is x Hulthemosa but for marketing purposes they are still called just Rosa.

EYES ON ME is a hybrid Persian rose bred by Christopher Hugh Warner, an amateur rose breeder from Newport in Shrophshire, United Kingdom, who started crossbreeding Persian roses along with Jack Harkness before 2000. This variety bears 6-7 cm wide, single flowers composed of 5 pastel pink petals with slightly blurred, fuchsia red flecks forming a wide eye in the centre owing to which they resemble hibiscus flowers. The main flowering season is from late May until mid July, then comes a short summer break, and new flowers reappear from late summer till early autumn.

Deciduous leaves are medium green, partly glossy, and usually composed of 5 leaflets. They are often healthy until late summer when rust or mildew may be a slight problem but will not affect plant’s health. It grows moderately into a densely branched shrub reaching about 1m tall and 1.5m wide. Patent No. 24,805 was granted in 2014.

Planting instructions: Prepare a hole of size 30x30 cm. Put your rose in the way that the grafting point is 3 cm deep in the soil. Water well and cover new shoots with soil or bark mulch about 15 cm high. Roses tolerate wide range of soils but thrive in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun.

Pruning: Cut the branches in halves in autumn and prune hard to 3-5 live buds in spring after danger of frosts. Spent flowers are best removed as they begin to fade. Cut off spent flowering clusters just above the leaf with 5 leaflets or deeper if rejuvenating is desired during vegetation and follow a regular feeding programme.

Last update: 16-03-2021
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GLOSSARY
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