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Rosa Super Excelsa


A climbing rose suitable for a smaller garden

A repeat flowering rambler, starting in midsummer and producing blooms through to autumn. Smaller than most, with healthy dark green leaves. The cascading clusters of semi-double blooms vary in colour from deep pink-purple, to crimson red and are slightly fragrant. Ideal for smaller gardens and more shaded situations. 


Plant in full sun or semi-shade to grow over arches, fences or walls. Effective grown as a pillar. 


Best on heavy, fertile soil; especially clay. Prune in late winter preserving new shoots and removing some of the old flower stems. Feed with rose fertiliser in early spring and again in mid-summer. Mulch with organic compost or manure annually. 

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 220 cm - 280 cm
Plant width 70 cm - 130 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, City garden, Ideal for walls & trellis & arches & pergolas

Typically available

From February to September