Exclusive! Nothing beats bright scarlet blooms and lush green foliage! Spring Hill's Red Freedom Hedge Rose has been specifically hybridized to resist diseases and insects and to present a profusion of exquisite flowers. Brilliant, fragrant, long-lasting 3 1/2" double blooms appear by the hundreds all summer long and into the fall. Each hedge rose grows 4-6' tall and 3' wide, perfect for creating a privacy wall, screening unsightly utilities or controlling foot traffic. Place plants 3' apart for maximum density as a hedge. Zones 4-9. 3" pot. Rosa 'Red Freedom' PP7868. Full Sun.
I purchased three of these four years ago, and have been pleasantly surprised with their performance. They are very hardy, and have needed minimal babying. One, which was in a shady corner, did develop black spot, which has been easy to treat. The other two haven't had a lick of it! The blooms aren't really fragrant, and this variety DOES have more thorns than the average rose, but I feel it's well worth it for such stunning plants. The roses keep VERY well as cut flowers, and even dry nicely! Don't let the picture here fool you; it has very lovely blooms that are just as rewarding to bring inside as they are to leave out for the neighbors to enjoy. I especially love the black tinge mine get around the edge of the flowers in early spring when we get a late surprise frost. These plants DO grow rather large, so expect to still prune them twice a year. I imagine they could be trained to climb, but don't quote me on that. They're certainly a great buy for novices or those wanting something that isn't terribly labor-intensive.