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Planting Roses in Old Rose Beds

If new roses are planted in old beds it is essential to dig out a hole at least 45cm (18 in) deep and 45cm (18 in) square and re-fill it with fresh topsoil in which roses have not previously been gro... more »
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Roses - Rugosa Roses

Rugosa roses are hybrids of the Japanese Rose, and flower at intermittent times from June to Autumn.  Mostly very sweetly scented.  They require practically no pruning but can be clipped like a hedge if necessary.

180-240cm (6-8 ft)
Fragrant






 
Agnes
Flower is pale amber, deeper at centre and double. Foliage is light green and glossy.

Available bare root annually from November to April.

For retail enquiries subject to a mi...

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150-180cm (5-6 ft)
Very fragrant






 
Blanc Double de Coubert
Large double white flowers. Parentage: R.rugosa x Sombrevil

Available bare root annually from November to April.

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120-150cm (4-5 ft)
Slight fragrance






 
Frau Dagmar Hastrup
Clear rose pink, single, very free and continuous. Large red hips

Available bare root annually from November to April.

For retail enquiries subject to a minimum of five or ten...

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120-150cm (4-5 ft)
Wonderful fragrance






 
Roseraie de L'Hay
The flowers are amongst the largest of this section. Like small Peonies, in richest velvety crimson purple. Bud long and pointed. Continuous. Rosa rugosa rosea sport.

Available bare root an...

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180-240cm (6-8 ft)
Very fragrant






 
Sarah Van Fleet
Large semi double flowers of soft clear pink are large and cupped in form. Foliage is leathery, growth is compact and bloom is recurrent.

Available bare root annually from November to ...

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150-180cm (5-6 ft)
Fragrant






 
Schneezwerg (syn. Snow Dwarf)
Pure white flowers semi double. The scarlet hips after the first flush of flowering appear concurrently with the later flushes of bloom from June to October. Parentage: a white Polyantha x R.ru...

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