Rio Samba Rose

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Saucy Tropical Hues - Rio Samba™ Rose Bush!

  • Scarlet Red & Bright Golden Yellow Bi-Color Blooms
  • Deep Pink and Orange Blushed
  • Vigorous Growth & Profuse Blooming
  • Very Large Flowers!
  • Fragrant Hybrid Tea Rose
  • Dark Green Foliage
  • Narrow Upright Form
  • Cut Flower, Specimen & Borders
  • Full Sun & Well Drained Soil
  • America Rose Selection Award Winner
  • Great Gift Plant

Get ready to dance to the Latin beat of the Rio Samba™ Rose Bush (Rosa RIO SAMBA 'JACrite') and its tropical sunset palette!

Set the stage in your garden with these enormous 5" blooms! Erupting onto the summer scene with long red buds that burst open into vibrant bi-color Roses! Pinks and reds linger on the petal edges while the center is a glowing golden yellow!

Highlighted by dramatic dark-green foliage, the tall, narrow and highly branched shrub grows into an almost columnar look! Smothered in profuse buds, this Hybrid Tea Rose readily tucks into all-sized gardens!

Butterflies and bees adore the vanilla and citrusy scent, as will you when you snip the long stems to bring indoors for bouquets and sweet-smelling floral arrangements! The red edges feathering into a glowing sunset yellow. Often in single blossoms or in small clusters, you’ll have a variety of bloom sizes and lengths to enjoy in your vases.

High-centered and filled with perfectly formed petals, Rio Samba™ Rose glows with the exotic sunset colors your garden needs to create a fantastic dinner party setting indoors or out! Host friends around the fire pit while these blooms scent the evening air, or bring armloads indoors to perfume your brunch table with brilliantly colored flowers!

How to Use Rio Samba™ Rose In The Landscape

A tall, narrow growing Rose such as this has a world of possibilities within the garden! The best use for these space-saving plants is as hedging, property definition and barrier plantings!

Create a hedgerow to separate your property from the neighbors, while also filling your landscape (and theirs) with fiery blooms and lush foliage too! The thorns also create a good barrier that will have anyone think twice crossing!

Tall enough to provide screening and privacy, you can plant these around your seating areas to create outdoor rooms of vibrant Roses. Highlight other plants with the dramatic greenery by planting rows of these lovely shrubs behind your perennial beds and mixed-shrub borders.

These Roses of course look amazing when planted as specimen plants and focal points throughout any part of your landscape! Back of the border plantings, accents at the corners of your home’s foundation, or in large planters to accent your home’s entry. Stand a pair of sentries at the entrance to your driveway or a garden path.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Roses thrive in the full sun, preferring morning sun to dry the leaves of dew. Hardy in USDA growing zones 6 - 9, Rio Samba™ blooms from late spring until fall chill arrives in the air.

Plant your shrub into very highly enriched, organic soil that is well-drained and does not let water pool. Tolerating most kinds of soil types, mulch generously to help maintain better moisture levels in the soil so you’ll water less! Mulch also protects the roots from both heat and cold.

Provide ample, consistent moisture throughout the growing season for best results. Fertilize 2 - 3 times a year and deadhead spent blooms to keep your shrub blooming until frost. Prune in early spring to give the entire plant a fresh burst of new growth.

Roses are beautiful additions to any garden and perfect as gifts as well! For the cost of a floral bouquet, you can give someone Roses for years! Birthdays, celebrations and Anniversaries, the occasion is up to you, but a Rio Samba™ Rose bush is sure to make it special!

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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.
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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
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Rio Samba Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Botanical Name Rosa RIO SAMBA 'JACrite'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Scarlet Red-Golden Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes