Color Cocktail Rose

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Can't decide which color Rose is your favorite? Well, now you don't have to choose! Get the best of friendly yellow and sugar-sweet pink with Color Cocktail Rose bush (Rosa 'Meilowmye'). This strong blooming compact Shrub Rose is wildly free-flowering over the summer and into fall!

Enjoy many lavish clusters of buds that open yellow and quickly morph to pink as the flowers age. You won't believe your eyes! There are even hints of white in this pretty color mix! Turn your landscape into a party with the multi-tonal hues of this modern cultivar. All the colors are invited, and a compact habit makes it easy to fit into your existing plantings.

They are also blissfully easy to grow. Watch as the word gets out to the local population of essential pollinators - Butterflies can't resist their nectar, hummingbirds zip in and bees will buzz about. The flowering show lasts for months each year much to their, and your delight! Grow several, and you'll always have plenty to snip for outstanding flower bouquets indoors.

Color Cocktail Rose has dark green leaves that are disease-resistant. Tuck some of the textured, glossy foliage into your arrangements to fill and support the showy blooms. Get ready to accept all the rave reviews from your friends and neighbors with these easy-to-care-for, hardy Rose shrubs today!

Planting and Application:

Keep them in deep containers with good drainage to uplift the look of your balcony, patio or deck. Plant several in a large outdoor container to showcase their charming colorway. Roses can live for many, many years with adequate hydration in a well-drained pot. Flank either side of your front door with a pair of containers. Or, use one to highlight the entrance to a planned garden path.

This is an easy choice to repeat along your porch or pool deck, out of the way of foot traffic. Gain a fun backdrop for very little work, and enjoy it year after year! Run a happy edging of Color Cocktail Roses along your front walkway. Give at least two feet of room from the center of the plant to the edge of the sidewalk to avoid snags.

They'll brighten up sunny areas that need a little "oomph". Take a look around your home to see where you could use a perky low hedge to bring structure and color. If you're searching for a meaningful gift, why not select Color Cocktail Rose? It makes a thoughtful way to remind someone of your love, season after season!

For the same cost as a long-stemmed can grow your own blooms at home. This extraordinary Rose deserves a high-profile position in your patio plantings!

Create a unique, multi-colored look that is breathtaking with a mass planting of this hard-working Shrub Rose. Space them 12 inches apart in rows; staggering additional rows behind in a zigzagging pattern for a fast fill.

  • Gorgeous Mix of Colors on Each Plant - Buds Open Yellow, Then Age to Pink!
  • Beautiful Summer Blooms are Fully Double & Free Flowering
  • Sweet Fragrance & Butterflies Appreciate the Nectar
  • Lovely Cut Flowers & Compact, Upright Form
  • Specimen, Landscape Shrub Rose, Containers, Gifts & Small Space Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Site selection is actually the most important part of planting Roses, so plant Color Cocktail Rose in full sun with good air circulation. The morning sun is best to dry the leaves of dew, but Roses need at least six or more hours of direct sun. Disease-resistant, Color Cocktail Rose won't need much ongoing care. However, you'll want to spend time giving your Rose the best site to grow.

Shrub Roses like to have a consistent amount of hydration, but their roots can't tolerate growing in standing water. Give a moderate amount of water regularly. You'll want to mulch the root system but pull it away from directly touching the stems. Roses are hungry and need a good slow-release fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer. Use a formula for flowering plants for the best results.

Make sure you choose a site with well-drained soil. Add extra soil to create a planting mound or raised bed, if you see puddles a long time after a rain. Or, keep them in containers to improve your drainage. Use Nature Hills Root Booster when planting. This highly recommended formula contains symbiotic ingredients that support the feeder roots, and it never wears out!

Prune Color Cocktail Rose down to six inches in early spring. The blooms occur each year on new growth from the base of the plant. Be sure to rake up all the fallen leaf litter in late fall. Bag and dispose of Rose leaves for good hygiene.

Read all you need about Rose pruning Roses Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun
  • Consistent Moisture & Fertilization
  • Requires Well-Drained Organically Enriched Soil
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Healthy, Disease Resistant Foliage

Hurry to place your order for the multi-color and free-flowering Color Cocktail Rose from our flowering Rose experts at Nature Hills today! Get the color and beauty you crave without a rigorous spray schedule!

Order Color Cocktail Rose today, and we'll ship it when the time is right for planting in your area. Track your package all the way to your doorstep. Open the box, and give your new plant a nice long drink before you plant it. Enjoy!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose bushes prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

You can plant Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.

Do Rose Bushes Come Back Every Year?

Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

How Do I Find Rose bushes for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Grandiflora varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Roses for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Color Cocktail Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa x 'Meilowmye'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes