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Edith's Darling™ Rose

Rosa 'WEKaltjuchi'

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Edith's Darling Rose (Rosa 'WEKaltjuchi') at Pesche's Garden Center

Edith's Darling™ Rose flowers

Edith's Darling™ Rose flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Shrub Rose

Brand:  Weeks Roses


An old-fashioned shrub rose, featuring very fragrant double apricot-gold flowers with lighter edges; bushy, upright habit, hardy and resistant to disease; ideal as a low flowering hedge; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Edith's Darling™ Rose is blanketed in stunning fragrant gold flowers with peach overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The oval compound leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Edith's Darling™ 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 is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care 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;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Edith's Darling™ Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Edith's Darling™ Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fall Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features