Light crimson buds gradually open to reveal very deep velvety crimson blooms, with lighter coloured outer petals. The flowers are large cups at first, becoming shallowly cupped with time. As the flowers age, we get glimpses of the stigma and stamens amongst the petals. There is a strong Old Rose scent which our fragrance expert, Robert Calkin, assesses as "warm and fruity with blackberry, blueberry and damson notes". A healthy variety.
Munstead Wood was the name of the horticulturalist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll's home in Surrey, England. It was designed by the architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, whose professional partnership with Jekyll was one of the most influential of the Arts and Crafts movement. Gertrude Jekyll wrote her many gardening books at Munstead Wood and it was her home for most of her life.
The bushy, spreading growth forms a broad shrub with good disease resistance. The young leaves are red-bronze, later turning mid-green, forming a nice contrast. A relatively short shrub, it is ideal for planting towards the front of a border.
Roses thrive on sunshine, ideally a minimum of four hours each day to perform their best. However, roses can still perform well in shadier locations, with selected varieties suitable for growing against a north wall.
Roses can be planted year round, but avoid doing so when the ground is frozen, waterlogged or in periods of drought. Dusting the roots with Mycorrhizal Fungi when planting will aid establishment. Allow your rose plenty of space to develop to its best, sited away from intense competition of trees & hedges.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plant in early spring to help retain moisture and help keep competing weeds at bay. Gently fork rose fertiliser into the soil surface and continue to water well throughout the growing season. Dead-head flowers to encourage fresh new blooms to follow.
We deliver products to all UK addresses. All orders are delivered within 5 working days. You will receive an email with a tracking number once the parcel is on its way. This can be tracked on the day of delivery. If you have provided delivery instructions your items may be left without a signature.
Your order will be delivered securely packaged in a sturdy, rose print box and will include a leaflet detailing planting and care instructions.
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