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The most common rose diseases are:- Blackspot which is caused by warm wet weather during the summer months and can be identified by black spots with a yellow fringe appearing on the leaves; Rust cause... more »
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Roses - Rose Species

Most of these varieties produce single flowers in May and June and have graceful decorative foliage.  A young plant, during it's first few years, will need shaping to encourage strong young growth.  When established, old spent wood should be removed occasionally in winter, bearing in mind that the flowers and fruits are produced on strong shoots of the previous year's growth.  In general, very little pruning is required.

240-270cm (8-9 ft)
Little scent






 
Moyesii 'Geranium'
A bright red sport or seedling of R. Moyesii. Very large bottle shaped red hips much superior to Moyesii for smaller gardens.

Available bare root annually from November to April.

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150x120cm (5x4ft)
Perfumed






 
Primula
One of the earliest flowering varieties. Small primrose-yellow blooms, smothering graceful fern-like foliage. The leaves exude the distinct smell of incense.

Available bare root annually fr...

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180-240cm (6-8 ft)
Slight fragrance






 
Rubrifolia
Small cerise pink flowers borne in small clusters which are then followed by bright mahogany red hips. Foliage is a distinguished blue grey colour. This variety is much favoured by flower arrangers. ...

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300x180cm
Slight fragrance






 
Sericea Pteracantha
A tall shrub bearing single white flowers that flowers once during the season. The most remarkable thing about this variety is the very large, deep red wing like thorns that adorn the stems.

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150-180cm (5-6 ft)
Fragrant






 
Xanthina Canary Bird
A beautiful single species, flowering in early May. The flowers are deep clear yellow. Introduced from North China in 1907.

Available bare root annually from November to April.

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