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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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rose 'Alexandre Girault'
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits
Rambler roses are vigorous shrubs with long, arching, thorny or smooth stems carrying glossy foliage and large sprays of small, single or double, often fragrant flowers in early summer
'Alexandre Girault' is a large rambling rose with vigorous, arching stems and large, glossy, dark green leaves. Clusters of fully double, rosette-shaped, highly fragrant, rose-pink blooms appear in early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, open position. Mulch in late winter and, to improve flowering, apply a balanced fertiliser in late winter or early spring. See also rose cultivation
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn, or by chip budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 18 (roses)
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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