Drop Dead Red™ Rose

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Imagine the little black dress paired with a strand of genuine pearls and long white gloves. Now, tell me...what color lipstick comes to mind? That fabulous red that's perfectly balanced between warm and cool tones? Yes, that's the one!

If you are going with red Roses, why not make it a real statement? Drop Dead Red™ (Rosa 'WEKcharlie') Floribunda has style in spades! Drop Dead Red™ Roses feature up to 30 beautifully arranged petals per bloom. Their formal look is sleek and symmetrical!

This bushy, shiny, showy plant is a very special Rose hybridized by Tom Carruth. It stands out not just for the color of these special blooms, but also for their wonderful texture. Velvety petals feel the way a Rose should as you drag a single bloom across your cheek. Thick petals grab hold of the saturated hue and won't let go!

The brilliant red of Drop Dead Red™ doesn't fade, so the perfect cut blooms last a long time in vases. Include some of the deep green glossy foliage to pop that color in your floral arrangements! Why pay for a single bouquet when you can grow armloads of these impeccable red blooms all season?

Even beginning gardeners have great success with this modern Floribunda Rose bush. Great genetics make it very resistant to common diseases like black spot and powdery mildew, especially when you give them the conditions they need to thrive. Growing throughout USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9, this modest shrub grows 3-5 feet in height and just a bit less in width at maturity.

Planting and Application:

Add sizzling drama with this eye-catching Rose bush. No one needs to know how easy-care this high-performance selection really is! Create a marvelous mass planting with staggered, zigzagging rows to enliven a boring backyard. Reimagine your existing evergreen trees and foundation plantings with a bold splash of this intense red.

Weave it into your perennial border, or add a lush red accent to your shrub border. Drop Dead Red Rose looks incredibly modern when paired with other Roses or used in formal landscapes! Keep one in an outdoor patio pot for a very noteworthy focal point. Buy two to use as matching sentries flanking either side of your front door!

Run several of them as a low hedge to create a natural barrier under windows in a sunny side yard. You'll want to invest in a good pair of leather gloves to work with their thorny canes, and intruders will think twice, too!

Your cut flower gardens will have romantic vase arrangements brimming in sultry red blooms, and your pollinators will stay fat and happy with the rich nectar resource you've provided them! And of course, if your Rose garden is missing this crucial color, then Drop Dead Red™ is an absolute must-have!

  • Jaw-Droppingly Delicious Red Rose!
  • Classic Red Hue Stays True to the Very Finish of the Flower
  • Floribunda With Pointed, Shapely Buds
  • Cutting-Quality, Double, Formal Blooms Held in Clusters
  • Highly Glossed Deep Green Leaves
  • Upright, Slightly Rounded & Bushy Growth Habit

#ProPlantTips for Care:

With Roses, the most important thing you can do is pick a great planting site. Drop Dead Roses grow best in full sun with at least six hours of direct sunlight a day and good air circulation to do their best! Provide a location with the morning sun to dry their leaves and prevent water from the hose and sprinklers from wetting their leaves.

Water regularly, especially throughout the hot summer months. Plant in enriched, highly organic and fertile soil that is well-drained - never becoming soggy. Be dedicated to a consistent watering schedule. Use automatic timing on a soaker hose for a blissfully easy solution for both in-ground and container-grown Roses. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the roots to keep them nice and cool. Don't let it directly touch the canes...pull it back a few inches all the way around them.

Learn about winterizing, and un-wintering your Roses in our Garden Blog, plus all the tips and tricks you need when pruning your new prize Rose bush!

  • Full Sun
  • Moist Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Fertility & Watering
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Mulch Very Well
  • Outstanding Disease Resistance!

You'll be inspired by this Floribunda Rose, and so will your visitors. Hint, hint...Drop Dead Red™ Rose makes a great gift for any occasion. NatureHills.com ship only when the weather is right for planting in your area. But your exquisite taste is welcome anytime! Order Drop Dead Red™ Rose from the experts at NatureHills.com today! You'll be very pleased with the care that goes into each of our fabulous Rose bushes.

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 NatureHills.com online nursery. You will find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Climbing 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?

NatureHills.com 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 NatureHills.com!

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™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

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 NatureHills.com 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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Drop Dead Red™ Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'WEKcharlie'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes