Coretta Scott King Rose (Rosa ‘WEKstohoco’)

Coretta Scott King Rose

A special Rose named for a special lady! Coretta Scott King, the Civil Rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., was a strong and dynamic woman who was known for her grace and poise in the face of adversity. Her namesake Rose is just like her – strong, dynamic, graceful, and poised.

The gorgeous Coretta Scott King Grandiflora Rose (Rosa ‘WEKstohoco’) unfurls from tight buds to showcase a creamy white base that ignites at the edges with an almost indescribable coral-orange-pink-blush! It practically glows in the garden! The Roses are borne in clusters of three or four, so with just one snip, you get instant bouquets!

The dark green leaves and blushed stems are the perfect complements for this shrub as it continually pumps out beautiful flowers all season long! This Grandiflora is strongly disease resistant and very hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, forming a moderately sized 3-4 foot tall shrub that is a rounded 2-3 feet in width. The closer you are, the better you can enjoy the light, but unmistakable, true Rose scent!

Planting and Application:

These almost look like white Roses dipped into brilliant coral-pink and create an ombre effect as they open and unfurl at different stages all over the shrub! In fact, the color seems to brighten as each bloom spirals open! This is the perfect Rose to attract attention and gain curb appeal by your front steps, or bedecking the entrance to a pathway or garden gate! An ideal specimen and cut flower garden Rose, cottage gardens and Rose gardens are both just begging to have this flowering ornamental included in their midst!

Memorial and gift Roses, Coretta Scott King Rose bush will become a lasting commemorative planting in any sunny installation around the landscape! Underplant her with a ring of flowering groundcover, or use this cheerful Grandiflora as a backdrop hedge behind Perennial borders, or along an unsightly fenceline. The butterflies will be pleased!

  • Gorgeous Pinkish-Peachy-Orange Blooms & White Bases
  • Light True-Rose Scent
  • Lush Greenery & Rounded Form
  • Great for Pollinators & Cut Flowers
  • Hedges, Backdrops, Gift & Commemorative Plants, Specimen & Accents!

Tips for Care:

Grandiflora Rose bushes need full sun and good air circulation to do their best. Provide moderate moisture regularly, especially throughout the heat of summer. Plant in enriched, highly organic, and fertile soil that is well-drained and well-mulched to hold in moisture. Prune your Rose in early spring, and you will want to deadhead spent blossoms for better flower production. Learn about winterizing, and un-wintering your Roses in our Garden Blog, plus all the tips and tricks you need when pruning your new prize Rose bush!

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms
  • Moderate Moisture & Loves Mulched Beds
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Hardy & Dependable, Disease-Resistant Rose Bush

Embodying her namesake beautifully, let this beautiful Rose add a dynamic punch of color to your garden this year!

Coretta Scott King Rose (Rosa ‘WEKstohoco’) Details

Common name Coretta Scott King Rose
Botanical name Rosa 'WEKstohoco'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Fast
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Consistent
Soil condition Enriched Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Creamy White & Coral/Pink/Orange Edges