The Latest Flame rose is the latest in a series of Simplicity roses. These Floribunda roses are a brilliant red color, that are so bright, they appear to be on fire!
'Latest Flame' makes a beautiful red hedge, with glossy dark green leaves that are plentiful on the bush, and cover the plant right to the ground.
The double bloom form, fire engine red flowers are about 3-4" across, and cover the bush all season from summer through fall.
The Latest Flame rose forms a dense bush that is well branched, making for a fantastic thick hedge. Or plant it as a specimen rose for a brilliant focal point.
Hybridizer Jackson & Perkins
Blooms Fire engine red, double blooms are 3 1/2" across
Foliage Dark green, glossy
Fragrance Light and sweet fragrance
Growth Habits Upright growing, vigorous, dense, grows 4' tall by 3' wide
Hardy zones 4-10
This is a repeat blooming Floribunda rose that has unbeatable disease resistance especially to mildew and rust. The glossy green leaves keep it growing healthy all season.
Besides its great resistance to disease, this rose can take both heat and cold! It is very cold hardy (down to zone 4), and can take the heat (up to zone 10).
These roses come on long, 14" stems, and make nice cut flowers. They have a light sweet scent that will be noticeable but not over powering in a room.