|Color of flowers||red|
|Flowering month||VI, VII, VIII, IX VI, VII, VIII, IX|
|Plants height||3-4 m|
|Annual growth||1-2 m|
|Frost hardiness||6 - 8 Zones 6 - 8|
A valuable cultivar of delicately, sweetly scented, deep red flowers. Healthy, frost and disease resistant.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers of deep, nearly claret red, ca. 8 cm across, semi-double, gathered in large inflorescences; subtly scented. Bloom abundantly from June-July till the end of summer. Leaves rather small, composed of small glossy leaflets. Annual shoots are very long – up to 3-4 m – thin and supple, easy to train over supports.
HOW IT GROWS: A primitive climber – does not climb over supports but leans on them. The height of the plant depends mainly on the support size, in Poland it reaches 3-4 m. The support needs to be large and sturdy.
WHERE TO PLANT: Sunny sites. Well-adapted to nearly every type of soil, but does not tolerate compacted, heavy or sandy and droughty ground. Thrives in light, moderately permeable soil of slightly acidic or neutral pH. Frost hardy (zone 6-8).
HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min. Place the root ball in a 40 x 40 x 40 cm hole with a 10 cm layer of well-rotten manure or compost, 0.5-1 cm deeper than it was before. Fill the hole with fertile soil. Does not require regular pruning. The plant is robust and produces numerous shoots in summer. To maintain the shrub's habit, shoots need to be tied to supports regularly as they grow.
HOW TO APPLY: The rose can be planted along natural supports, usually trunks of trees with loose, open crowns which allows a higher growth. The cultivar recommended for various types of parks and gardens, in areas designed both in formal (e.g. by the main entrance) and natural style. It can be planted along trellises, gates, walls and fences as well as by pergolas and arbours. It's flexible and easily follows the support's shape.
ORIGIN: Raised by William Paul, Great Britain 1915.