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Rosa The Alexandra Rose Ausday

Shrub Rose

Masses of white single flowers throughout the summer

A lovely English shrub rose which has clusters of single, coppery-pink flowers throughout the summer and hips in the autumn. The blooms are lightly scented, perfect for cut flower.

Where?

Happiest in a sunny spot, a good choice for planting amongst perennials in a mixed border.

How?

Best in a moist but well-drained soil and avoid planting where roses have previously been grown. Deadhead after flowering to encourage more blooms. In spring before new growth starts apply a rose fertiliser and mulch with compost.

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Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Rose
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 95 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 75 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 70 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, Medium
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. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, 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. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From February to September