Hardy, deciduous, flowering shrub
Description: Clusters of large, semi-double, creamy pink flowers with a strong fragrance; petals have frilly edges; foliage and stems are dark green with plum-red shadings; orange hips
Habit: Vigorous, upright, well-branched, bushy rose grows 4’-5’ tall and 4’-6’ wide
Culture: Prefers full sun to light shade and well-drained soil; keep moist until established; fertilize in spring before new growth emerges; deadhead for repeat bloom; does not respond well to heavy pruning
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 6
‘Penelope’ is a Hybrid Musk rose bred by Rev. Joseph Hardwick Pemberton in England in 1924. It is a hybrid between ‘Ophelia’ (1912) and ‘Trier’ (1904). This rose blooms heavily in spring and fall but takes a break during the summer. Disease-resistant.