Kashmir is an easy-care shrub rose with the look of the classic hybrid tea.
Its velvety red blossoms are as soft as cashmere and beg to be cut for the vase. With an evenly rounded habit, Kashmir fits perfectly as a bold accent plant in the border, foundation or as a low hedge, hugging paths and walkways.
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.