THE BLOOM IS RARELY OFF THIS ROSE: MEET A FRAGRANT FLORIDA DELIGHT

Decisions, decisions. Should you keep her trimmed as a hedge or let her grow into a wispy accent shrub? Either way, Panama Rose will grace your Southwest Florida landscape with fragrant and showy blooms while attracting spellbound butterflies with her delectable nectar.

Originally from Mexico, Panama Rose (also known as bush pentas) is an evergreen shrub loaded with star-shaped flowers bundled into bright pink clusters. If you plant her in well-drained soil with partial to full sun, she’ll produce blooms nearly year round. If you prefer to keep her hedged, keep your pruners handy as this “rose” is a fast grower when left alone. Except for the occasional trim, she’s a good low-maintenance choice for any warm climate (please cover if there’s a threat of frost).

But what we really want to linger on is her lingering fragrance. Panama Rose has a light daytime scent which grows stronger after sunset, so consider planting her near your patio before planning your next evening cookout. She looks lovely under twinkle lights, especially when paired with yellows, blues and purples.

Panama Rose

Panama Rose

The bloom is rarely off this rose, plus we bet she’ll keep you feeling in the pink. Consult your professional landscape designer to see how Panama Rose can add texture and color to your home’s landscape.

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