Bursting with over a hundred small, crinkly petals in a large flower, this delightful St. Swithun rose is pink in colour, slightly darker in the centre and fading to the lightest shades at the edges. It has a strong, myrrh-like fragrance. This rose is healthy, dependable and repeat flowers quickly.
To commemorate the 900th anniversary of the consecration of Winchester Cathedral, this rose was named after a patron saint and Bishop of Winchester, St. Swithun.
Ideal for training as a climber, the St. Swithun rose has strong, vigorous growth with grey-green leaves. Being one of the best English Climbing Roses, it will grow over arches easily, but will also be happy in shady areas.
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.
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