The Floribunda rose family is comprised of compact, bushy habits, covered in stems that produce a clustered bouquet of beautiful and fragrant rose blossoms. Shorter than hybrid tea types but with just as many color choices and fragrances. Plum Perfect Sunbelt™ offers misty plum-purple blooms late spring to late fall. The flowers flaunt old-fashioned, ruffled petals and also release a mild, sweet fragrance. THis variety is healthy, self-cleaning, and well suited for hot, dry gardens and busy, no-fuss folks. Use in the garden as a specimen rose, border accent or in a cutting garden. Plant in well-drained, amended soil at least 2-3' apart. Water well after planting; maintain 1" of water once a week the first year. Prune down to uppermost new growth in early spring. Feed at least three times (full leaf, after first bloom, and in August) during the growing season with a slow release fertilizer. Follow label instructions. Mulch 2" to suppress weeds, retain moisture and protect against extremes of soil temperature. Deadhead and clean around the base of the plant as much as possible. Keep an insect and disease control such as Neem Oil on hand. Wrap in burlap or spray with Wilt-stop to protect from winter desiccation and mulch the base 4-6" in late November to protect the graft/bud union.