How are the heights measured?
All tree, and nothin' but the tree! We measure from the top of the soil to the top of the tree; the height of the container or the root system is never included in our measurements.
What is a gallon container?
Nursery containers come in a variety of different sizes, and old-school nursery slang has stuck. While the industry-standard terminology is to call the sizes "Gallon Containers", that doesn't exactly translate to the traditional liquid "gallon" size we think of. You'll find we carry young 1-gallons, up to more mature 7-gallons ranging anywhere from 6 inches to 6ft.
How does the delivery process work?
All of our orders ship via FedEx Ground! Once your order is placed online, our magic elves get right to work picking, staging, boxing and shipping your trees. Orders typically ship out within 2 business days. You will receive email notifications along the way on the progress of your order, as well as tracking information to track your plants all the way to their new home!
Why are some states excluded from shipping?
The short & sweet answer is: "United States Department of Agriculture Restrictions." Every state has their own unique USDA restrictions on which plants they allow to come into their state. While we wish we could serve everyone, it's for the safety of native species and helps prevent the spread of invasive disease & pests. We've gotta protect good ole' Mother Nature, after all.
The Super Hero Easy Elegance® Rose has those perfect pointed rose blossoms you have been dreaming off. The buds open into large, fully-double flowers of a rich medium-red, with slightly pinker highlights as they mature. The bush is rounded, with many branches and dark green satin leaves. This bush blooms continuously and is perfect in beds, along a path, by a door, edging a driveway or on a lawn. It can also be spread out on a fence or trellis as a lower climbing rose.
- Perfect classic blooms are bold red with pink highlights
- Florist-quality pointed hybrid-tea style flowers
- Continuous blooming from summer through fall
- Upright bush with many stems and fresh green foliage
- Highly resistant to all major diseases
Grow the Super Hero Easy Elegance® Rose in full sun for best results. Plant in well-drained soil enriched with organic material. Roses thrive in heavier soils, including clays. Feed generously and remove spent blooms to stimulate continuous flowering. Highly resistant to diseases, this bush doesn’t need spraying with dangerous chemicals. A simple pruning in spring will keep it vigorous and constantly in flower.
- Plant Hardiness Zones 5-9
- Mature Width 3-6
- Mature Height 3-6
- Soil Conditions Moist, Well-Drained Soil
- Sunlight Full Sun
- Drought Tolerance Moderate Drought Tolerance
Big, bold and beautiful – isn’t that everyone’s idea of the perfect rose? Many people think that growing roses that would take pride of place in a florist shop is for pros, or dedicated people with plenty of time on their hands. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can be a hero in your own home, and everyone will marvel at your success when you show them your amazing rose bush in full bloom. We won’t tell them our little secret – that this rose is so vigorous and easy to grow that you didn’t have to change in the garden shed into ‘Super-Gardener’ to succeed with it. Be your own superhero with the Super Hero Easy Elegance® Rose, and enjoy an endless succession of big, beautiful red roses on a disease-free bush that is as easy to grow as a garden shrub, but that delivers bunch after bunch of fantastic classic roses from summer into fall.
Growing the Super Hero Easy Elegance® Rose
Size and Appearance
The Super Hero Rose is an upright shrubby rose that begins the season about 3 feet tall and continues to grow throughout it, often reaching 6 feet by the end of fall. It has many stems and forms a wide plant that can be up to 6 feet across by fall. The leaves have a lustrous satiny surface, and they are a rich, dark green color. The leaves are divided into 5 leaflets, each about 1-inch long. The foliage stays lush and green, and the plant stays full and bushy, right through the season, because it is very resistant to the main rose diseases – black spot and powdery mildew – that cause yellowing and leaf-drop. This plant grows on its own roots, not grafted, which means that no suckers are produced, and every branch can only be the correct variety.
Flowering begins in early summer, and continues right into fall, with an endless succession of blooms and an everblooming habit. Each shoot ends in a cluster of 3 to 5 roses, which first show as large, conical deep-pink buds. These open into large blooms of the classic hybrid-tea type found in florists. They are a full 4 inches across when mature, and each one lasts for a least a week on the bush. Packed with about 40 broad petals, these wonderful blooms are a rich medium-red, developing lighter pink highlights as they open. Mature blooms darken to purple-red tones and the whole flower releases the perfect fragrance of rose blossoms. When it finally ends the petals drop neatly, without leaving a mess that demands dead-heading.
Using the Super Hero Easy Elegance® Rose in Your Garden
Give in to temptation and plant these bushes throughout your garden for summer-long vibrant color. You will be able to cut for vases indoors, and still have a garden full of blooms. Plant as a specimen in beds, by a doorway or along a path. Grow a row, spacing them 3 feet apart, beside a path or driveway, or along a fence. Go full out and plant a bed of this wonderful rose as a stand-out feature on your lawn. The long canes of this bush also allow it to be trained as a climbing rose, tied to a fence or trellis.
Hardy from zone 4 to zone 9, without needing winter protection in zone 4, the Super Hero Rose is reliable and grows vigorously in both cool and warm zones – it has been tested all across the country, with superior results.
Sun Exposure and Soil Conditions
The Super Hero Rose will thrive in a position in your garden with full sun all day. Too much shade will reduce blooming. Plant in well-drained richer soils, including heavier clay soils, which roses thrive in. In dry, sandy soils enrich the bed before planting with plenty of organic materials like composts and manures.
Maintenance and Pruning
Roses respond to fertilizers and rich mulches, so feed in spring and mulch over the root-zone in fall or spring. No spraying for diseases is needed, as this plant is highly resistant to both black spot and powdery mildew. Minor pests like greenfly can be easily controlled with a quick spray of soap as needed – no need for routine spraying. Remove spent flower stems if you wish, but it isn’t essential. Cut them back to just above the first full-sized leaf and new flowering stems will quickly develop. A simple pruning in spring will give the best result. Remove weak and dead branches, and branches more than 3 years old. Shorten back the remaining young, healthy stems by one-third, or you can prune harder for larger blooms. Waiting until the buds are about to sprout is an easy way to see where to prune back to. Prune thinner stems back shorter than thick ones, to stimulate strong growth.
History and Origin of the Super Hero Easy Elegance® Rose
Ping Lim is America’s most prominent breeder of roses this century. Now with his own business, he did break-through work late last century as a breeder with Bailey Nurseries, at their Yamhill, Oregon facility. To create this rose he began in 1996 with a classic hybrid tea rose called ‘Silver Jubilee’, created by Anne Cocker in Scotland in 1974. This pink rose is noted for its disease resistance, but it only grows well in cool, damp climates. Ping Lim took pollen from one of his own seedlings (93A254) and pollinated blooms of ‘Silver Jubilee’. Among the seedlings he grew was a stand-out individual, which became ‘BAIsuhe’ when it was patented in 2009. After testing across the country, in many climate zones, it was released as Super Hero Easy Elegance® by Bailey Nurseries.
Buying the Super Hero Easy Elegance® Rose at The Tree Center
You don’t need to be a superhero to grow this rose, because it’s the rose itself that is the superhero, blooming continuously everywhere in the country, with only minimal care. You have a place in your garden for this rose, so buy it now, before our stock sells out faster than a speeding bullet.