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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
rose 'Francis E. Lester'
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
'Francis E. Lester' is a strong-growing large rambler with coppery-tinted, dark green foliage and pink buds opening to large sprays of fragrant, single, white and pale pink flowers in summer, followed by small orange hips
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
A rose for plenty of space, grow in full sun with fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Vigorous rambler suitable for growing into trees. Tolerates poor soil, shade and a north aspect, suited for climbing into trees - rose cultivation
Propagate by budding in summer, hardwood cuttings in autumn, chip budding, semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or by layering.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 18
Pests Aphids, rose leafhopper, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem; rabbits and deer can cause damage
May suffer from rose black spot, rose rust and rose powdery mildew
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rose 'Francis E. Lester'
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