The First Light Rose produces unique delicate pink flowers that resemble azalea blooms.
If you grow them, you'll discover these pretty pink shrub roses are a sight to behold!
First Light becomes a rounded, compact bush with flowers like that of wild roses, except unlike true wild roses, these keep producing blooms from Spring through Fall.
And as a bonus, at the end of the season, you'll
get plenty of hips to make tea!
Type Modern Shrub Rose
Hybridizer Marciel 1998
Blooms Flowers are light pink with a darker reverse. Dark purple stamens. Flowers are 3" across, with 5-6 petals.
Growth Habits Rounded, compact plant grows 2'x3' tall and wide.
Foliage Medium green
Fragrance Slight fragrance is spicy/fruity
Awards AARS 1998Hardy Zone
This rose is perfect for a low-growing rose hedge. The pretty pink roses make a statement when you see so many of them together.
The long lasting flowers are borne in clusters, and continue to bloom all season. What else would you expect from a rose that has parents such as 'Bonica', and 'Ballerina'?
View a picture of this rose as a shrub rose here to see for yourself what a nice hedge it makes.
This is also a great rose for growing in a container. It does best if you keep the plant dead-headed, to keep the blooms coming.
This is a rose bush that is considered to be very disease resistant.
This modern shrub rose with it's bright pink single flowers and deep purple stamens and anthers will light up your walk or pathway when used as a hedge. It's easy to see where this rose got its name.
The delicate looking single pink blossoms have a mild, and spicy fragrance.
If you like the look of wild roses, you will love these roses!
The 'First Light' rose bush is attractive year round, and at season's end it produces lots of rose hips.
Here is a recipe for rose hip tea! enjoy!