Categorically the finest red Rose we have seen. It is covered all season with fragrant, velvety red clusters of semidouble blossoms on stems 8-12 ft. tall. 'Dublin Bay' has won more awards than we could list here, all deserved.
As we were writing the catalogue copy in October, plants were in abundant bloom in pots and borders around our house, and the color lights up in the watery autumn sunlight like nothing we have seen. Grafted.
Roses offer colors, perfumes, forms, and habits to suit every garden situation. The tenacious efforts of breeders have yielded Roses with the best attributes of different varieties in new forms. Hybrid Teas, lovely as ever, now combine long bloom periods with the vigor to shrug off pests. Shrub Roses bloom for months, rather than weeks, in addition to their ever-appealing hardiness and longevity. A new group is so exceptionally long-blooming and carefree that they are simply called "Landscape Roses." In short, these are not your grandmother’s, or even your mother’s, finicky Roses. Simply choose according to your circumstances. Roses require six or more hours of direct sun per day and a fertile, reasonably moist soil.
Tip: We use Organic Gem® as a foliar feed on Rose bushes in our trial garden and find plants are healthier and perform better throughout the season.