|Decoration form||fragrant flowers, red shoots|
|Color of flowers||coral-pink|
|Flowering month||VI, VII, VIII, IX, X VI, VII, VIII, IX, X|
|Plants height||2.5-3 m|
|Annual growth||1-2 m|
|Frost hardiness||6 - 8 Zones 6 - 8|
The cultivar produces delicate, semi-double, subtly scented flowers opening in a number of cycles well into October. It is undemanding and resilient.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers semi-double, coral-pink, pleasantly and subtly scented, 6 cm across. Bloom from June to October in a number of cycles. Produces long straight shoots of an attractive reddish colouring. New leaves are red, later become dark green and glossy.
HOW IT GROWS: A primitive climber – does not climb over supports but leans on them. Long firm shoots reach 2.5-3 m height.
WHERE TO PLANT: Grows well in any type of soil, however it does not tolerate compacted and heavy or very sandy and dry soil. Thrives in light, moderately permeable ground of slightly acidic or neutral pH. Requires a sunny or semi-shaded site. Fully frost hardy (zone 6).
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. Plants grown from their own roots do not cause problems with rootstock shoots. The cultivar is easy to maintain.
HOW TO APPLY: Recommended for house gardens, public space greenery and parks, both in formal and natural style. Suitable for planting in hedges, along walls, entrance gates and romantic arbours.
ORIGIN: Raised by Marie-Louise Meilland, France, 1960.