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Products > Rosa 'Happenstance'
 
Rosa 'Happenstance' - Shrub Rose

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rosaceae (Roses)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Rosa 'Happenstance' (Shrub Rose) - This rose, also known as 'Baby Mermaid' is a bit of a mystery and its origins are argued about by some. The Combined Rose List by Beverly Dobson and Peter Schneider lists it as a hybrid bracteata by virtue of it being a root sport of 'Mermaid' and credits the plant as being introduced by Buss in the 1950's. Since this time it has proven itself in gardens throughout California. The attractive small leaves foil the large canary-yellow flowers that can be found in abundance from spring through fall with seemly some flowers year-round in Santa Barbara's frost free climate. It can grow as a tall and blocky shrub to 6 feet tall or with judicial pruning kept to a mounding 3 foot shrub. Hardy to zones 5-9.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Rosa 'Happenstance'.
 
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