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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
rose [Macmillan Nurse]
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing compound pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered flowers. Flowers may be followed by showy red or purple fruits in some varieties.
Shrub roses are large shrubs with usually thorny stems bearing large leaves and fragrant, single to double flowers in clusters in summer, and usually also in autumn
[Macmillan Nurse] is a bushy, deciduous, repeat-flowering shrub rose, to 90cm tall, with dark green, glossy foliage and fragrant, creamy-white double flowers, sometimes flushed peach, borne in clusters from summer into autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing or South-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, open position, but will tolerate poorer soils. Mulch in late winter and, to improve flowering, apply a balanced fertiliser in late winter or early spring and again in early summer. See rose cultivation
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn, or by T-budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Hedging & Screens Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 20
Pests Aphids, including rose aphid, are the most common rose pest. Can also be affected by rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly, rose leaf-rolling sawfly and leaf-cutter bees. Deer and rabbits can also cause damage
Rose black spot, rose rust and rose powdery mildew are the most common rose diseases. Can also be affected by rose dieback, replant disease, a canker, honey fungus and a virus
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