What is the best time to plant Orange roses?
Your Orange Freedom roses should be planted in spring, about six weeks before the year's final frost date. To plant your Orange roses, dig a hole about as deep as the container in which the plant is shipped, and create a mound of soil at the bottom of the hole. Carefully unwrap or unpot your Freedom roses, and check for any root damage. Then, spread the roots around the mound, and slowly backfill the hole, watering in as you work. The crown of your rose bush should be level with the soil once this process is completed. For optimal performance, add one part compost for every two parts of soil as you backfill.
Do Orange roses need full sun?
Hybrid tea roses, including these Orange Freedom roses, need a minimum of six hours of sun per day. However, they prefer more, and will enjoy a longer lifespan, with eight or more hours of sunlight. Not only does sun help these plants thrive through photosynthesis, sunlight dries dew and moisture on your roses, preventing rot, mold, and fungus.
How long do Orange roses last?
These Orange Roses hold their color well in the garden. One of the most versatile and hardy hybrid teas, Freedom Roses tend to grow in a bushy, vigorous habit, and they rebloom throughout the season. Each individual rose will last for two to three weeks in the garden, and the plants have a lifespan of decades if they're regularly pruned.
What should I plant Orange roses with?
Tangerine and orange-colored roses have a place in any rose garden. Plant your Orange Roses in an attractive hedge row—these bushy shrubs make excellent hedges, and rows make for an easy-to-tend garden. Pair orange roses with other bright-colored flowers, like stargazer lilies, for a tropical fruit-bowl-colored garden bed. Or, match orange roses with creamy white roses or dark-hued perennials to really allow the orange color to pop.
How do you take care of Orange roses?
Hybrid tea roses, including these Orange Freedom Roses, are bred for easy care. Plant them in well-draining soil in a location that receives at least six hours of light per day. Water your roses deeply once per week, and deadhead flowers to keep the plants tidy. All roses are susceptible to rot and scale, so water the roses at their base, and don't hit the petals or leaves with water in daily waterings. A light mix of dish soap and water sprayed over the leaves can keep your Orange roses from developing holes from spittlebugs, aphids, and other insects.
The most time-intensive part of your annual rose care will be pruning, but pruning is a breeze with Freedom roses. Each spring, remove crossed branches, and cut back any too-long or unwieldy pieces of your bush using clean shears, and cutting at a 45 degree angle. You will also want to remove any sucker shoots that grow out from the base of your Orange Freedom rose.
What do orange roses symbolize?
Orange roses are relatively new to the market, and don't have as long a history of representing specific relationships as pink or red varieties. However, orange is a color that really pops in the garden or in a bouquet. Orange flowers symbolize vibrancy, zest for life, and passion. Gift a group of these Orange Freedom, sherbet-colored, roses to a friend or relative, or place them in a vase to brighten up an office or kitchen.