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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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.
Other common names
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.
Hybrid Tea, or Large-flowered bush roses are upright, thorny shrubs with large, usually glossy leaves and large, double often fragrant flowers that may be solitary or in threes
[Alexander] is a medium-sized bush rose to 2m, of upright growth with copious dark, glossy foliage and bright vermilion-red double flowers opening from pointed buds, to 12cm in width in summer and autumn
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Vigorous upright bush rose can be trained as a short climber; prefers a sheltered position in full sun and moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring and a balanced fertilizer again in early summer. Tolerant of poor soils and a little shade. Suitable for hedging and good for cut flowers. See rose cultivation for further advice.
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Cut Flowers
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 15 (roses)
Pests Aphids, leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars large rose sawfly and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Also rabbits and deer can cause damage
May be affected by black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews, and a downy mildew
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