- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Sweet Spirit Grandiflora Rose features clusters of double, bright cerise-colored roses complemented by lustrous, emerald-green foliage and tall stems. Producing blooms worthy of a florist shop’s window, this cut flower provides interest both inside and out. This striking ornamental shrub blooms from summer to fall, reaching a height and spread of 3 to 4 feet. The blooms emit a traditional damask perfume with spicy and fruity notes, attracting pollinators including butterflies. This showy perennial is also known as Rosa Sweet Spirit™ ('Meithatie'): Patent PP30,860, Rosa hybrida ‘MEITHATIE’, and ‘Elegance Francaise'.
Bred by Bloomables®, this grandiflora rose is disease resistant and tolerates both heat and humidity. Its genetic heritage is traceable to parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States. Growing upright and bushy, this shrub is a wonderful option to add color and height to any landscape, patio, or deck. Plant it alongside other deer-resistant perennials such as coreopsis, lavender, Russian sage, and salvia. A low-maintenance perennial, this ornamental shrub is ideal for inexperienced gardeners wanting to take their first shot at growing roses.
Sweet Spirit Grandiflora Rose Care
Sweet Spirit Grandiflora Rose thrives when provided with 6 to 8 hours of full sun. Plant it in a hole large enough to accommodate the root ball in loamy, moist, slightly acidic, well-draining soil. If the soil lacks adequate nutrients or does not drain well, add some organic compost upon planting. A typical rose, this shrub requires about one to two inches of water per week. Apply a few inches of mulch around the shrub’s base to reduce water loss. After this perennial begins to bloom, feed it regularly, once or twice a month, with a formula for roses. Doing so will encourage blooming versus leaf growth.
A repeat bloomer, Sweet Spirit Grandiflora Rose produces flowers on new wood. Prune during the late winter months or early spring depending on your growing zone. First, remove diseased, dead, damaged, and/or crossed canes. Then, cut back the remaining canes by about 33%. After this ornamental shrub begins to flower, deadhead, or remove the spent blooms. This will encourage the plant to produce more blooms of higher quality.
Sweet Spirit Grandiflora Rose Spacing
Grow Sweet Spirit Grandiflora Rose individually or en masse in borders/hedges. Provide 3 feet of space in between plants. In container combinations, this plant acts as a striking thriller. Plant it along with other companion plants such as coreopsis, geraniums, marigolds, and foxglove.
Sweet Spirit Grandiflora Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Description: N/A|
|Bloom Period: N/A|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Sweet Spirit Grandiflora Rose|
|Other Name(s): N/A|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Sweet Spirit™|
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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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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.