Ruby Voodoo Rose (Rosa ‘Ruby Voodoo’)
Ruby Voodoo Rose
Tough, fragrant, and spellbinding – This Shrub Rose is sure to cast a spell on you! You see, Ruby Voodoo Rose bush (Rosa ‘Ruby Voodoo’) has a secret. Not only is it an enticing color that will draw you in from across the garden, but once you start to get close, the intoxicating scent will make your heart skip a beat!
Ruby Voodoo has a difficult-to-capture-in-a-picture color. It is a wonderful blend of purple, pink, and magenta shades that gets richer the longer you look at it. It is shaped like a full, old English Rose but has the modern health and vigor of a landscape shrub!
Backed by a flourish of green leaves, Ruby Voodoo doesn’t just have big color and a big scent. It has a big form, too! Growing into an impressive-sized 4-6 foot tall shrub, it commands attention in a sunny spot in your garden! After a big flush of blooms in early summer, it will treat you with sporadic blushes all summer long and into the fall.
As striking as the color is though, it is the powerful fragrance that makes Ruby Voodoo memorable and the star of your garden. The scent is an extremely rich, sweet, traditional Rose fragrance, the type that perfumers and candle makers try desperately to capture in a bottle or in wax, but are never quite able to do. You just need to pick a small bouquet of these Roses from your garden and bring them to your table to perfume your entire room!
Ruby Voodo is ideal as a vivid garden backdrop and border shrub Rose! Create perfumed garden rooms and private nooks throughout your landscape. This attention-commanding shrub is great as hedges since the thorns will make anything with two or four legs think twice, however, your backyard songbirds will enjoy the dense shelter and nesting site you’ve created for them! You’ll enjoy the perfumed privacy throughout your garden!
Add as a backdrop or anchor to pollinator gardens and cut flower gardens so everyone can enjoy these magical scented gems! These are perfect in the cottage garden and as focal points among your perennial borders. Add en masse banks or rows of color throughout large areas along the sidewalk or a pathway or add that finishing touch to your home’s foundation planting to soften the corners.
Growing easily throughout USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9, there is little in the way of climate and weather that this adaptable Rose can’t handle! Shrub Roses need full sun that favors morning sun to dry the leaves of dew, and a location with good air circulation to do their best. Provide moderate moisture regularly throughout the heat of summer, and plant in enriched, highly organic, and fertile soil that is well-drained and well-mulched to hold in moisture.
Read all you need about pruning Roses Here, winterizing your Roses Here, and un-wintering Roses in the spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!
Like an enticing magic wand for your landscape, Ruby Voodoo Rose casts a spell on you! Whatever you do, don’t miss the magic of the Ruby Voodoo Shrub Rose as it perfumes your world!
|Common name||Ruby Voodoo Rose|
|Botanical name||Rosa 'Ruby Voodoo'|
|Height||5 - 6 ft.|
|Width||4 - 5 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|
|Flower color||Pink/Purple/Magenta Blend|