How to Care for an Adelaide Hoodless Rose


Adelaide Hoodless rose is a flowering shrub with softly scented red flowers. Bloom time is late spring until early fall in USDA hardiness zones 2 to 9, and the bush will be carpeted in flowers. The real beauty of this rose is that it can be trained to climb, such as on a trellis or fence. The Adelaide Hoodless rose is disease-resistant and will tolerate clay soil.

Step 1

Make sure your Adelaide Hoodless rose is planted in a location where it will receive sun all day.

Step 2

Water the rose every week with 1 inch of water. During particularly dry, hot periods you may need to water twice a week. Check the soil and if it feels dry to within 2 inches of the surface, give it some water.

Step 3

Fertilize the Adelaide Hoodless rose with a commercial rose fertilizer as soon as the buds set and then again in the summer. Apply the fertilizer at the rate recommended on the package.

Step 4

Prune the Adelaide Hoodless rose bush almost to the ground in early spring. Pinch off dead flowers during the growing season until six weeks prior to the first frost.

Things You'll Need

  • Rose fertilizer
  • Pruning shears


  • Backyard Gardener: Rosa (Adelaide Hoodless Rose)
  • "Landscaping 1-2-3: Regional Edition Zones 2-4;" Jo Kellum; 2001
  • "Complete Guide to Roses;" Ortho; 2004
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