Dreaming of Hawaii, but living somewhere like Tulsa, Dallas, Marietta or Modesto? Maybe you crave bright, happy colors all day long. Perhaps you don't take life too seriously? Are you an outgoing type who is a social butterfly? Then this is your Climbing Rose!
Earn curb appeal and major garden cred from visitors and everyone walking past your yard will strike up a conversation once they lay eyes on this Rose! Tropical Lightning™ Climbing Rose (Rosa 'ORAlodsem') will earn you all this and more! Even the name has a ton of pizzazz, doesn't it? Even the textured, glossy green foliage looks incredible!
This is an improved Climber that flowers all season long! The fragrant blooms are deliciously large, high-centered and full. Each bloom has between 26 - 40 red-orange, sorbet orange and cream petals that are streaked with wonderful smoky blends and stripes. Your eyes will literally be drawn to this dynamic selection from late spring all the way through fall! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 9, there's little that bothers this modern Climbing Rose bush!
A suggestion? Put this stunning plant front and center and let it take center stage. It's where it belongs, after all. Let it climb over your front steps or on a pergola over your front door! Dress up a dreary garage with a trellis over the top, filled to the brim with these smokey tropical striped blooms and lush foliage! No yard? No problem! Get a large planter with good drainage and train Tropical Ligtning™ up a trellis or arbor to shade your balcony and provide screening and scented bistro breakfasts and coffee nooks on a terrace container garden!
Train it on a sturdy trellis to shade a comfy cushioned couch and bring a small outdoor table. Have yourself a wonderful "stay-cation" with this year's hottest beach read. We won't tell if you mix up a batch of fruity Hurricanes. Shade, color, fragrance - you'll turn any seating area outside into an entire garden room, complete with Rose covered wallpaper! Don't forget to snip a few blooms to decorate your tablescapes indoors too!
Climbing Rose with ample sunshine, and enriched, well-drained soil, and water it well while it's first becoming established and any time when its soil begins to dry out. Apply an application of spring Rose fertilizer keeps the flowers coming. Mulch to keep the roots cool, moist and insulated, flowering best in consistently average soil moisture. There are few diseases, deer, or other issues on this easy-going Rose!
Pruning should not be done during the first two years, since Climbing Roses need time to build flowering Rose canes.
Read all you need about pruning Roses, winterizing, and un-wintering Roses in the spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!
Whether you are an extrovert or introvert, you might wind up sharing a conversation with that curious passersby, meeting a new friend, or having the neighbors drop by more often because the Tropical Lightning™ Climbing Rose can't help but attract attention! Order this very special selection today from Nature Hills Nursery!
Roses need a protected location and 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.
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.
Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely 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.
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!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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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.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Rosa 'ORAlodsem'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Orange & Cream Striped|
|Foliage Color||Green & Red Tinges|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|