The Albertine Rose has been one of the most popular old fashioned roses since being bred in France in 1921. An old favourite, the enduring popularity must be the sweet scent. As a wichuraiana rambler, there is one big splash of flower in early Summer. Spectacular in bloom! There will be lots of growth, prune after flowering so that the growth it makes after flowering supports the following years flowers. Grow on Walls, Fences, Arches, Pillars or Pergolas. Good for South, East and West facing aspects.
Best for -
- Big splash of colour
- Pretty Salmon Pink
- Sweet scent
- Perfect for walls, pergolas or arches
- Average size - 3.5 metres high, 2 metres wide.
- Average flowers per cluster - 7
- Average petal count - 25
Ideal for walls and trellises, this repeat flowering rose produces beautiful clusters of blooms with a good fragrance on attractive foliage from May to September.
•Height & Spread - 275cm x 60cm.
•Position - Will thrive in most well drained soils on an open sunny site.
•Planting - Water thoroughly or stand container in water for an hour before planting.
•Dig a hole twice the size of the pot, mix compost and fertiliser with the soil from the hole, remove pot, place plant in the hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil, back fill and firm down to prevent air pockets.
•Watering - Water well after planting and for the first growing season.
•Aftercare - Roses benefit from a mulch of organic material, around the base of the plant after planting. Mulching keeps in moisture, prevents weeds and adds nutrients to the soil.
•Dead Heading - Remove spent flowers after flowering, this will encourage repeat flowering.
•Pruning - First remove dead, diseased or dying branches. Then tie in any new shoots needed to fill supports. Prune any flowered side shoots back by two thirds of their length. If the plant is heavily congested, cut out any really old branches from the base to promote new growth.
•Feeding - Feed in spring after pruning and again in midsummer, with a general rose fertiliser.
Our roses are supplied as Garden Rose Plants, either bare rooted or potted into a 3L pot. They are not cut flowers but living rose plants and are suitable for planting either in pots or beds and borders in your garden making a perfect lasting gift. Our roses are supplied all year round (subject to availability) and may not be in a flowering state depending on the time of order. Our roses are supplied trimmed back and ready for planting in the autumn/winter months. New growth will develop from spring and the flowering period should be from late spring and throughout summer depending on the variety selected.