- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
The First Prize hybrid tea rose is aptly named; the large, rose-pink flowers make this plant a stellar rose for cut flower arrangements. This hybrid tea rose cultivar was first introduced in 1970 and has remained a popular selection since then for good reason. It has a full flower, with 25 to 30 petals per bloom. Stems and leaves are stout, and the First Prize does rebloom throughout the summer following its most prolific bloom time in late spring.
The showy, two-toned, pink flowers are lightly fragrant and attract bees. While the First Prize is susceptible to many of the pests and diseases common to roses, it is tough and hardy once established. Hybrid tea roses like First Prize grow fairly quickly and typically reach their mature size within three or four years. The beautiful flowers of this rose make it a candidate for a specimen planting in a protected position in a cottage garden.
First Prize Hybrid Tea Rose Care
Like other hybrid tea roses, First Prize prefers acidic, loamy, and well-drained soil. It requires ample sunlight for best growth, bloom, and disease resistance, but can tolerate light shade. A layer of organic material mulch encourages water conservation and root health. The First Prize usually requires one to two inches of water weekly during the growing season; water the soil around this rose deeply whenever the top few inches of soil feel dry to the touch. Apply a fertilizer labeled for roses regularly from early spring to mid-summer.
The First Prize hybrid tea rose blooms on new wood, so prune in early spring to encourage new growth and maximize blooms. Remove dead, damaged, or very thin canes, and cut stronger canes by a third of their length. Remove faded and dead flowers throughout the blooming season.
First Prize Hybrid Tea Rose Spacing
The First Prize rose grows 4-6 feet tall with a similar width, so give this plant about 3 feet of space from center. Provide the rose with ample space to encourage good air flow and minimize the potential for disease.
First Prize Hybrid Tea Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Rose-Pink|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green, Leathery|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: First Prize Hybrid Tea Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa 'First Prize'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.