Prosperity naturally forms a low spreading shrub, approximately 3' high and 4' to 5' wide.
The very double, medium-sized, ivory white flowers occur in clusters in the spring and repeat throughout the growing season.
The foliage is dark green and eemi-glossy.
The new foliage is coppery redish-brown.
'Prosperity' is medium-sized shrub with very double, medium-sized, sweetly fragrant, white blooms that repeat throughout the growing season.
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'Prosperity' was introduced by Pemberton (England) in 1919.
1919 [ England ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 8 ' to 8 ' Width: 7 ' to 7 '
If left to its own inclinations, 'Prosperity' will form a moderate shrub that is approximately 3' high and 4' to 5' wide. However, when trained on a pillar, the canes will grow to a length of 8' or more.
The foliage is a dark olive green with moderate sheen.
C - Continuous. 'Prosperity' starts blooming in mid-spring (April in the Texas Hill Country) and repeats throughout the growing season.
| Flower Size: 3.00" to 3.00" Cluster Size: 10 to 12 Petal Count: 15 to 20 |
'Prosperity' flowers are medium-sized (2-1/2" - 3"), cupped, and very double with small prominent golden stamens. They occur in clusters that can become so heavy that they bend the canes down.
w - White. 'Prosperity' buds are pale pink and open to ivory white with a touch of lemon at the center around the stamens. The blooms fade in the sun, so planting in partial shade promotes a richer color.
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
MF - Moderately Fragrant. 'Prosperity' has sweet and moderately strong fragrance.
Red; Globose' 3/8". 'Prosperity' has brightred, spherical, medium-sized hips.
Zones 6 - 9
'Prosperity' tolerates heat, cold, poor soils and moderate shade. It is vigorous and has no particular disease problems. Heavy mulching and well drained soils improve flowering.
'Prosperity' is may be propagated by ground layering or from cuttings.
'Prosperity' is an excellent rose for low walls, fences, and pillars.
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