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Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins' (Ra)

rose 'Dorothy Perkins'

'Dorothy Perkins' is a vigorous rambler, up to 6m high, with glossy dark green leaves and large trusses of double, pink, rosette-shaped flowers, with only a very slight scent, in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Climbing
Genus

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.

Name status

Accepted

Horticultural Group
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

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow on a pergola, arbour, or other airy structure (to reduce the risk of mildew) in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; see rose cultivation for more advice

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by T-budding and grafting in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 18 (rambling roses)

Pests

May be affected by rose aphid

Diseases

Prone to rose powdery mildew; may also be affected by black spot and rose rust

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