Joseph's Coat Facts

Joseph's Coat Facts image by macfanmd/Flickr.com
Joseph's Coat Facts image by macfanmd/Flickr.com

Overview

Joseph's Coat is a beautiful, multi-colored climbing rose that blooms in spring and throughout fall.

Size

Joseph's coat grows from 3 to 10 feet in both width and height. It grows best when draped over a trellis or fence.

Lighting

The flower needs at least 6 hours of full sun a day. Brighter light exposure will create more vivid blooms.

Temperature

The plant is best grown in zones 4 to 9 and possibly in zone 3. It does best in temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees F, but it mildews in foggy or extremely humid coastal areas.

Soil

Sandy loam that both retains water and drains well is best for this flower. Use a general purpose potting soil when planting and add a handful of sand or peat moss to the plant's soil.

Watering

Keep the soil moist and never soaked. Water the plant thoroughly for the first few weeks and gradually reduce the watering amount as the flower adjusts.

Fertilization

Apply a granular, slow-release fertilizer high in phosphorus upon planting and once every spring.

References

  • Backyard Gardener
  • Joseph's Coat Rose
Keywords: Sandy loam, Joseph's coat, climbing rose

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