Brick House® RoseRosa 'Meitraligh' (PP# 30,141)
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Rosa 'Meitraligh' (PP# 30,141)
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The Brick House™ Rose is a Floribunda-type rose for landscaping and garden planting. It has a rounded, dense form, growing to 3 or 4 feet tall within each season. It’s dark-green, semi-glossy foliage stays healthy and fresh, thanks to this plants high disease resistance. The clusters of rich red roses keep coming and coming, in an endless succession from early summer all through fall. Use this plant as a shrub out in your garden, or use it along a path or by a door or gate. In warmer zones it can also be grown in planter boxes and tubs.
Full sun will keep your Brick House™ Rose blooming continuously. It grows best in heavier loam and clay soils, but with good drainage. Use plenty of organic materials to enrich the soils, especially if they are poor and sandy. Use rose fertilizer for maximum growth. With high disease resistance, especially to Black Spot, and the vigor to repel pests, it rarely needs any treatment, and an annual pruning in spring is all it takes to achieve outstanding results.
The Big Bad Wolf had no trouble with that straw house, but he couldn’t touch the brick house – smart pig! When you grow the Brick House™ Rose, your rose growing won’t be blown apart by disease and tough conditions either, but you can sit back and enjoy continuous blooming from early in the season right to the very end. The beautiful brick-red blooms just keep coming and coming on this compact and bushy plant which is highly resistant to black spot, and able to shrug off less serious problems as well. There are lots of roses to choose from, but few that are as reliable as this one. Everyone loves roses, and today we don’t have to bother with the old-fashioned and dangerous spraying routines, or sit waiting months for blooms to arrive. You will love this red beauty, out in the garden or as a spray in a vase indoors. Build a strong, durable and wolf-resistant garden with the Brick House™ Rose – you can’t go wrong.
The Brick House Rose is a bushy Floribunda-type rose that grows within a season into a bush between 3 and 4 feet tall, and the same width across. It has a dense form, with many branches, and doesn’t grow tall and awkward like many older types of roses do. The semi-glossy leaves are dark-green, with a healthy appearance unblemished by diseases. They are compound leaves of usually 5 leaflets, each one about 2 inches long, pointed ovals with a serrated edge. Each stem carries a cluster of up to 9 blossoms, opening in succession to give a long bloom period. As fast as a cluster fades new stems, with new blooms on them, sprout out. This keep the bush more or less in continuous flowering form early summer right into fall. This variety starts to bloom earlier than most roses – an added bonus.
The flowers are 2½ inches across, with 14 to 16 large, full petals forming an open, cup-shaped bloom. The bloom has excellent texture, with thick, velvety petals of a stunning rich red. The color is deep but bright, with wonderful depth and quality, like a muted scarlet from an antique royal robe. When fully open the blooms reveal a pale yellow heart of tight stamens, and the blooms last up to a week each, with more always coming. The petals fall cleanly and since no hips develop dead-heading is entirely optional and unnecessary for continuous blooming.
The continuous profusion of blooms, combined with its bushy, compact form, makes this rose perfect for the garden, as a shrub among your other flowering bushes. Plant it as a single specimen in a smaller space, or in groups of 3, 5 or more, spacing plants 2 feet apart in each direction. Make a wonderful border along a path or driveway, or frame a gate or door with this beautiful rose. It can also be grown in warmer zones in outdoor planters and boxes with drainage holes, using a mixture of 20% garden soil and 80% shrub potting soil.
In the ground the Brick House Rose is hardy from zone 5 through zone 8. Planters can be used in zones 7 and 8.
Full sun is best for maximum blooming, but an hour or two of shade a day will have little effect. Like all roses the Brick House Rose grows best in heavy loam or clay soils. Enrich sandy soils with plenty of rich organic material like compost or rotted manures. The soil should drain well, but regular watering is needed for continuous blooming – although plants survive moderate drought easily, it tends to reduce or stop blooms, depending on its severity.
The Brick House Rose has outstanding resistance to the disease Black Spot, which causes yellowing and leaf-drop in so many roses. Your bush will stay clean and leafy all season. It also has good resistance to other diseases and its vigor means that pests rarely get a chance to take hold. For minor pests we recommend our Neem Oil Spray. Don’t cut new stems that grow through summer until after they have bloomed, when they can be shortened back if needed. In late winter or early spring remove any thin, broken or dead stems, and shorten back the remaining sturdy ones by one-third to one-half, back to a vigorous bud. Dead-heading is rarely needed through the season.
The famous French family of Meilland have a long-tradition of rose breeding, at least back to the Peace rose created during the World War II occupation of that country. Today Alain Meilland heads the family’s breeding, and he created this wonderful rose. He took pollen from one of his family’s varieties, a red rose called Tamango® (`Meidanu`), and used it on another red rose bred in Germany called Kronjuwel® (`Noawel`). Among the resulting seedlings was one that stood out for its wonderful color, endless blooming, disease resistance and compact form. He named it `Meitraligh` and was granted a US patent in 2019. This rose is released in America by Star® Roses and Plants with the trademark name of Brick House™.
With a rose like this your garden display is ‘safe as houses’, and sure to please. For vigor, durability, and brilliant color it can’t be beaten. Brighten your garden for the season with the Brick House™ Rose, but order now because we have limited stock of this new variety, and the demand is huge.