Bill Reid Rose

Rosa 'Bill Reid'

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Bill Reid Rose (Rosa 'Bill Reid') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Bill Reid Rose flowers

Bill Reid Rose flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Group/Class:  Canadian Artists Series


A beautiful variety producing clusters of bright yellow blooms with a hint of peach; habit is upright with vigorous dark green glossy foliage that is very resistant to blackspot; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Bill Reid Rose features showy clusters of yellow flowers with gold eyes and peach edges at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bill Reid 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. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

Bill Reid Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Bill Reid Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. 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
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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