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Commonly known as Rose
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for attractive, often very fragrant flowers and fruits (hips). HYBRID TEAS - remontant (repeat flowering), free-branching bush roses of upright or bushy habit with, usually, thorny stems. Excellent for formal beds and borders and as cut flowers. FLORIBUNDA (Cluster-flowered bush) - remontant, free-branching bush roses of upright or bushy habit, usually with prickly stems and glossy dark-green leaves. Flowers are single to double, sometimes scented, and usually in clusters. Suitable for borders . Both these types make good hedges. CLIMBER - often vigorous roses with thorny, arching, stiff stems. Flowers can be single or in clusters, often scented. Some bloom in summer only(once-flowering) , others are repeat-flowering. RAMBLER - a diverse group of vigorous roses with long, arching stems and dense foliage. Flowers can be single or double and are borne in clusters, mainly in summer. Suitable for training over fences, walls and pergolas or through trees. SHRUB ROSES - initially the crosses of species roses and modern bush roses. Generally vigorous with distinctive growth habit. Flowers have varied forms, their beauty being in their massed effect. Most are strongly scented and require little attention. Rugosas have delicious fragrances, repeat well, bear large hips and are extremely disease resistant. SPECIES and their hybrids include elegant forms, dainty foliage and simple flowers followed by hips in a variety shapes and colours and, again , most are completely trouble free.Pests & DiseasesAphids, leafhoppers, red spider mites, caterpillars, scale insects, sawfly larva. Black spot, rust, powdery mildew, die-back, canker, crown gall, honey fungus, soil sickness, viruses, downy mildew.Place of originAsia, Europe, northern Africa, North America.
Soil ConditionsAlkaline / Chalk lovingFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich. Newly-planted roses will not thrive in old rose beds. Renew soil to 30cm(12in) deep
WildlifeBee friendlySingle and semi-double varieties attract bees and other beneficial insects
Buy Varieties of ROSA
best scented scarlet rose
scented deep yellow
scented ruby-red. Vigorous
scented large pink
yellow suffused pink
rich pink, scented
fragrant flowers of apricot-peach
white with a hint of apricot in the centre which fades to pale yellow
pink/apricot scented flowers
RHS Plant of the Decade 1953 - 1962. Probably the best-known white.
semi-double pale pink
pale pink to white
fragrant bright red, double
scarlet with white on reverse
Clusters of purple flowers which fade to lilac with age. Wonderful fragrance. Vigorous pale green foliage
soft pink, scented