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La Marne Rose

Fact sheet: La Marne Rose

Classification: Polyantha

Introduced: 1915

Growth habit: Medium Shrub

Height/width:  5 feet by 4 feet

Spacing: 6 feet apart on centers

Color:  Pink and white blend

Site: Full sun. Good air circulation.

Water use: Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season. Not recommended for areas with highly saline irrigation water.

Cold hardy: Zones 5-9

Because of its neat, healthy, full growth and repeat blooming, La Marne is a good choice for a rose hedge, especially in sunny, open areas. Of course, it is also useful as a specimen and in perennial beds, also.

Landscape Uses

La Marne is frequently used as a landscape hedge. The vase-shaped bush stands erect and creates a neat, well groomed appearance. La Marne requires full sun for optimum performance and to maintain a hedge-like form. Several leading horticulturists feel that this cultivar is one of our very best roses for the Fall.

About Earth-Kind® Roses

Earth-Kind is a special designation given to select rose cultivars by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through the Earth-Kind landscaping program. It is based on the results of extensive research and field trials and is awarded only to those roses demonstrating superior pest tolerance, combined with outstanding landscape performance.

Earth-Kind roses do well in a variety of soil types, ranging from well-drained acid sands to poorly aerated, highly alkaline clays. Once established, these select cultivars also have excellent heat and drought tolerance.

The use of Earth-Kind roses provides the opportunity to enjoy these wonderful flowering plants while limiting the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and water. These sustainable practices are excellent examples of how Earth-Kind landscaping is working to preserve and protect our natural resources and the environment.

Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden