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Easter Basket™ Floribunda Rose Bushes for Sale Online
The pretty pastel colors of Easter can now grace your garden all spring, summer, and fall with Easter BasketTM Floribunda Roses. Creamy, peachy yellows blend together with lovely soft pink details on these semi-double rose blooms, all the way up to the scalloped edge of the petals. These flowers both last a very long time and they rebloom vigorously. Some say these blooms have an old-fashioned, vintage look to them. Floribunda roses, a modern concoction, are known to bloom longer and are more tolerant of shady corners. They make a lovely choice as a low flowering hedge around your yard, or as a specimen adding interest to your traditional cottage garden.
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Classification:||Deciduous flowering shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Foliage:||Dark green shiny foliage, lightly thorned stems|
|Flower Color:||Bright pink, reblooming|
|Rose Bloom:||Semi-double, medium blooms, 15 - 20 multi-colored petals, classic look, lightly fragrant|
|Pruning Season:||Late fall for winterization, some deadheading all season to encourage reblooming|
|Soil Condition:||Fertile, evenly moist, well draining|
|Uses:||Beds, borders, flowering hedges, containers, mass planting, foundation planting, focal point, specimen, pollinator gardens, cottage gardens|
How to Care for Easter Basket Floribunda Rose Bushes
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I plant an Easter Basket Floribunda Rose?
When planting your Floribunda Rose Bush, dig a hole that is twice as wide and the same depth as the container your rose is potted in. Mix the soil at the bottom of the hole with a starting fertilizer and with organic matter in order to add nutrients. Adding compost, vermiculite or topsoil will help increase the nutrients available to the young root system. Adding peat moss, fir bark, or leaf mulch will help increase drainage. We recommend an even mix between your native soil and these amendments. Then position your rose's root ball in the hole and backfill around the roots with the same soil mixture. Do not plant your rose bush too deeply - you should still be able to see the soil it arrived in at the top of the hole, level with the ground. Cover the area with 2 to 3 inches of organic mulch, while taking care to leave space around point where the roots end and branches begin. Water deeply.
What is the best way to water my Rosa floribunda Meipoten roses?
Watering your roses with care the right way can help prevent disease and encourage a deep and healthy root system. A day or two after you have planted and watered your rose, feel the soil. If you press your finger into the soil over the roots and it is completely dry up to your largest knuckle, then your rose is ready for more water. If the soil is still moist that close to the surface, it is better to wait a day. Then, set up a hose at ground level and soak the soil thoroughly. It is best to water roses by soaking at ground level early in the morning, underneath their foliage. Wet leaves that don't dry off quickly are more susceptible to disease. A good rule of thumb for a deep watering is the 5 second rule: for each gallon size that your rose arrived in, water its roots for 5 seconds. The frequency at which you water should be determined by your local weather and soil drainage, which is why it is best to test the soil to see how quickly it dries - on average this is about once a week. A water gator bag or other slow drip tool can help make the chore of watering much easier.
What kind of fertilizer is best for my multicolored Roses?
We always recommend that gardeners utilize organic fertilizer products that are made with high quality ingredients. This is why we recommend products such as Espoma Rose-tone, Espoma Flower-tone or Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus. These products are easy to use, as you simply mix the slow release granules in the soil around the drip line of your shrub, under the mulch if possible. Then, water will carry the fertilizer components, fertilizing the roots in a natural way. It is best to fertilize your roses first in early spring, just before spring growth begins. Then, follow up again every 4 to 6 weeks between Mother's Day and Memorial Day. This is especially good for reblooming roses such as the Easter Basket Floribunda rose. Stop fertilizing in the late summer or early fall, before last blooms have stopped, since it is soon time for your roses to begin entering dormancy - fertilizer will interrupt that natural process.
How do I prune Floribunda Easter Basket Rose Bushes?
Pruning is an essential part of growing prime rose bushes. You can help guide how your roses focus their energy by careful pruning, depending on the season. Make sure that you have a set of pruning shears that are well sharpened, sanitized, and large enough to make a clean cut on any sized branch. The biggest cut back should be in the fall, at least a few weeks before the first frost. Prune your rose shrubs down until the branches reach 18 to 24 inches up from the ground. Pruning as a part of winterization helps your rose bush focus on its roots while preparing for dormancy, and it allows time for the cuts to seal before the first frosts. Then, after the winter, prune again in the very early spring. This is a chance to remove any dead branches, and a 'soft prune' of a few inches can encourage more branches to grow. Lastly, throughout the blooming season, deadheading your shrubs can help create space and energy for new buds. Simply cut a rose bloom off as far down as the next red bump on the branch - that red bump indicates a potential new branch or bud.