Como Park Rose
Como Park is a wonderful red rose that is excellent for beginning gardeners.
Como Park Rose
Como Park Rose has consistently proven itself hardy, even through the cold Minnesota winters, coming back each year with medium red, double blossoms. Como Park boasts dark green foliage that unfurls with a touch of red, and stays disease-free all season long. It has a compact, rounded shape that is covered in blooms, making it a great accent rose shrub, especially when planted in groups.
Roses need a sunny location (6-8 hours of sunlight) with good drainage. If you are in a hot climate, the roses fare better when protected from the afternoon sun. In cold environments, planting next to a west or south-facing wall can help with winter freeze. When planting, the plant’s crown should be level with the ground but if you live in a cold area planting deeper (2-3 inches) may be necessary. When planting multiple bushes make sure to space out the plants at least 3 feet apart.
Keeping roses healthy requires that you keep the soil evenly moist in-season and for best results, it’s important to avoid wetting the leaves and focusing the water on the soil. If you have heavier clay soils, water less, and if you have sandy soil it will require more watering.
Fertilizing monthly with compost and other organic materials tends to work very well with shrub roses. Regular fertilization will lead to better flowers.
Pruning should be done every early spring. Remove the dead, damaged, and brown parts of the stems.