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Touch of Class Rose

Rosa 'Touch of Class'

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Touch of Class Rose (Rosa 'Touch of Class') at Moana Nursery

Touch of Class Rose flowers

Touch of Class Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Touch of Class Rose (Rosa 'Touch of Class') at Moana Nursery

Touch of Class Rose flowers

Touch of Class Rose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Group/Class:  Hybrid Tea Rose

Description:

A little slice of paradise; this brightly-hued hybrid tea features splendid blossoms starting from high centered buds and open to a coral pink with shell pink highlights; it will make a strong focal point in the garden or along borders

Ornamental Features

Touch of Class Rose features showy fragrant coral-pink flowers with shell pink overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Touch of Class Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Touch of Class Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Touch of Class Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.