Rosa ‘Mikado’

This is a specimen of Rosa ‘Mikado’ here in my own garden. The previous owners had planted these, Bewitched, Peace and JFK roses in the garden 18+ years ago and some of them are still going well. The Mikado tend to give is a good show throughout the year. They start our all red and then fade to yellow and pinks from the center out as the blooms age. They make quite a statement in the garden with their bright and changing colors.

Rosa mikado

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Mikado ™ is a popular variety of Rose, which belongs to the Rosa genus (Rosa ‘Mikado ™’). Mikado ™ is a patented hybrid variety.

Red blend hybrid tea rose. Flowers brilliant luminous light scarlet, suffused with yellow at base. Mild fragrance. Full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Tall, upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage. 1

Bred by Seizo Suzuki (Japan, 1976).
Introduced in Japan by Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc. in 1987 as ‘Mikado’.
Introduced in United States by The Conard-Pyle Co. in 1987 as ‘Mikado’. 1
‘Fragrant Cloud’ x ‘Kagayaki’

It grows mainly as a Perennial, which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Mikado ™ is known for its shrub-like growing habit.
Japan is believed to be where Mikado ™ originates from.

Mikado ™ Rose needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.


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