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(Ausmove) English Climbing Rose Bred By David Austin
Colour: Crimson-red
Flowering: Repeat Flowering
Fragrance: Medium, Old Rose
Size: Short Climber 8ft
Bloom Size: Large

A striking climber bearing large, deeply cupped, bright crimson-red blooms, with a pleasing Old Rose fragrance. It is a relatively compact climber clothed in large, dark green leaves. Read more

6ft Wall or Fence

Standard Arch

Obelisk or Pillar

Doorway

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WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are shipped in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted between January to May, depending on your hardiness zone, they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
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 bare root rose

bare root rose

WHAT IS A BARE ROOT ROSE? Seasonal bare root roses are shipped in plastic free packaging without soil or foliage. Best planted between January to May, depending on your hardiness zone, they will bloom come summer. A sustainable way of planting; they are cost effective and great for mass planting.
$29.00

Delivery - Jan - May 2021 (Zone Dependent)

Prefer a potted rose?

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Description

A striking climber bearing large, deeply cupped, bright crimson-red blooms, with a pleasing Old Rose fragrance. It is a relatively compact climber clothed in large, dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Colour: Crimson-red BLOOM COLOR Color may vary depending on growing conditions. Color fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Repeat Flowering REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING? REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Medium, Old Rose
Bloom Size: Large BLOOM SIZE GUIDE Bloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Climbing Rose
Size: Short Climber SIZE GUIDE All measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June 8ft
Breeder: David Austin
Year of Introduction: 1998
Suitable for zones: Zones 4-11
Petal Count: 110 petals

Ideal For

6ft Wall or Fence
Standard Arch
Obelisk or Pillar
Doorway

Growing Conditions

East, South, West Facing
All soil types
Full Sunlight

Origin of Name

Named after theheroine of Thomas Hardy’s novel.

English Climbing Roses

English Climbing Roses are perfect for softening structures or creating height in your garden. Unlike many climbing roses, they repeat flower with exceptional continuity and are clothed in blooms from the ground upwards. As a group, they don’t grow too tall, making them easy to manage and the perfect height for appreciating the beauty and fragrance of their blooms.

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The Story of

DAvid austin roses

In the early 1950s David Austin set out to create a more beautiful rose. Sixty years on, this simple objective remains at the heart of what we do. From one man's vision David Austin Roses has gone on to breed a collection of roses renowned across the world.

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