Barbra Streisand Rose (Rosa ‘Barbra Streisand’)
Barbra Streisand Rose
Get ready for a garden performance of a lifetime! As you might expect, the showy Barbra Streisand Hybrid Tea Rose (Rosa ‘Barbra Streisand’), produces large, shapely violet to mauve flowers that have a strong sweet Rose scent. These exquisite, clean blooms are worth singing about! The pointed and shapely buds open into a perfect mauve blushing darker and carry an old Rose and Citrus fragrance. Even a single bloom in a bud vase is pure perfection!
Of course, Barbra needed a namesake Rose! Her iconic songs “Secondhand Rose” song “The Rose” stunned the world. She famously approached hybridizer, Tom Carruth, at Week’s Roses with her requirements: beautiful classical form, eye-catching color, and marvelously intense fragrance! She was right to trust this avid Rosarian and Barbra Streisand choose a vigorous modern Tea as her namesake! You can tell she knows her Roses too, after all – there are over 600 cultivars on her estate!
Easy-care, cool, clear color saturates all 35 petals of these Hybrid Tea blooms. Barbra Streisand blooms command a dramatic stage presence and shows off strikingly well against the deep, glossy-green leaves of this bush Tea Rose. You’ll be pleased to know Barbra Streisand Rose shows good disease resistance and is hardy throughout USDA growing zone 5-10!
Keep Barbra Streisand in deep containers with good drainage to uplift the look of your balcony, patio, or deck. Plant several in a large outdoor container to showcase their charming colorway. Roses can live for many, many years with adequate hydration in a well-drained pot. Flank either side of your front door with a pair of planters, or use one to highlight the entrance to a planned garden path.
Use several of these upright, bushy plants to create a well-endowed garden feature! They’ll brighten up sunny areas that need an elegant and soothing injection of color. Include in a Rose garden or pollinator border much to the delight of your pollinators and your vases indoors! If you’re searching for a meaningful gift, why not select Barbra Streisand Rose? It makes a thoughtful way to remind someone of your love, season after season!
Site selection is important, so choose an area in full sun, well-drained soil, and good air circulation. Keep the area tidy with mulch; bag and remove all leaf litter promptly. Roses perform at their peak with a regular schedule of water. It’s best to use soaker hoses or drip irrigation, rather than overhead watering.
Read our Planting Guide for expert advice for installing this gorgeous Hybrid Tea Rose bush. Always add Nature Hills Root Booster to your order for use during planting, and as a top dressing for mature plants.
You’ll want to mulch the root system but pull it away from directly touching the stems. Roses are hungry and need a good slow-release fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer. Use a formula for flowering plants for the best results.
Prune Roses down to six inches in early spring. The blooms occur each year on new growth from the base of the plant. Be sure to rake up all the fallen leaf litter in late fall. Bag and dispose of Rose leaves for good hygiene. The more flowers you cut, the more you encourage repeat flushes of blooms. Why not take cut flowers to schools, nursing homes, and hospitals to say “thank you” to our hard-working helpers?
We recommend that you consider a prime spot for Barbra Streisand Rose! Not that she is a fussy diva – but because she has such star power!
|Common name||Barbra Streisand Rose|
|Botanical name||Rosa 'Barbra Streisand'|
|Height||3 - 5 ft.|
|Width||2 - 3 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|