- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 30 - 36 Inches
- Mature Spread 20 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
If you are searching for a rose bush providing color, texture, movement, and charm, look no further than the champion True Love™ Tea Rose. This floribunda shrub rose, cultivated by the legendary rosarian, Ping Lin, features full, cupped, blood-red rosettes with 80 plus petals. Flowering from spring through summer, its vivid blooms emit a light fragrance mesmerizing native pollinators including bees. The blooms are offset by shimmering, imperial green leafage. Whether added to beds, borders, or containers, this rose shrub, otherwise known as True Love™ Tea Rose: Patent PP 31,575, is destined to add bursts of bold color.
Reaching only 30 to 36 inches high and 20 to 24 inches wide, this deciduous perennial grows bushy and compact. A vigorous cultivar, True Love™ Tea Rose displays a high level of resistance to disease and is cold hardy in zones 4 to 9. A typical member of the Altman Plants’ True Bloom series, this ornamental also withstands high humidity and heat. With its huge florets, delightful aroma, and low-maintenance schedule, this is a wonderful choice for any uncertain, busy gardener who wants to make a big statement without having to spend a lot of time. This compact selection also makes a great patio rose to enhance an outdoor living space.
True Love™ Tea Rose Care
True Love™ Tea Rose adores basking in the sun. Providing it with at least six hours of full sun will maximize its bloom potential. This cultivar grows best in moist, loamy, well-draining soil that is a touch acidic. If the soil is compact or poor, mix in compost at planting. Plant True Love™ in a hole that’s large enough to hold the root mass. Add a couple of inches of mulch around the base to reduce water loss. Water this rose regularly during the growing season, making sure that it gets at least an inch of water per week. Feed it a balanced (10-10-10) fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season, and once flowering has begun, change to a formula with higher phosphorous and potassium and apply one or two times every month for the remainder of the blooming season.
Prune this repeat bloomer during late February or early March. Remove any crossing, diseased, damaged, and dead canes. Cut the remaining stems back by 33% to 50%. Trim spent flowers throughout the blooming season to encourage reblooming and discourage disease.
True Love™ Tea Rose Spacing
With its vibrant deep red blooms quickly drawing attention, this ornamental works well either planted alone as a specimen or en masse, in borders, beds, and hedges. When planted in groups, space each rose 2 to 3 feet apart. Combine the flowering stems of True Love™ Tea Rose with white daisies, eucalyptus, fern, pure white hydrangea, and pale pink peonies to make dynamic bouquets with lots of color.
True Love™ Tea Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 30 - 36 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Common Name: True Love™ Tea Rose|
|Other Name(s): True Love™ Tea Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa True Love™|
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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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.