Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

rose (rambler)

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4 litre pot
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£29.99 £15.00 Email me when in stock

Delightful for trailing along a fence and a splendid sight against a large, warm sheltered wall; combines incredibly well with wisteria, which flowers at much the same time

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Flower colour: yellow
  • Other features: scented flowers
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    This lovely rambling rose produces graceful sprays of small, double, deep yellow flowers in April and May. Perfect for covering an arch or pergola or for growing through a strong tree, where the lightly scented flowers can best be appreciated. It is happiest in a sunny sheltered site.

  • Garden care: If planting in winter, choose a frost-free spell when the soil is not frozen. Roses are quite deep-rooted plants so dig a deep hole roughly twice as wide as the plants roots and mix in a generous amount of composted organic matter. A top-dressing of a general purpose fertiliser can be worked into the surrounding soil and we also recommend using Rose Rootgrow at this stage to encourage better root development. This is particularly important when planting into a bed where roses have previously been grown as Rose Rootgrow is said to combat rose sickness (aka. replant disease). Before planting you will also need to make sure that there is adequate support for the rose to grow onto.

    Remove the plants from their pots and gently spread out the roots before placing them in the centre of the hole. Try to ensure that the 'bud union' (the point where the cultivated rose has been grafted onto the rootstock, and from where the shoots emerge) is at soil level. You can judge this quite easily by laying something flat, like a spade handle or bamboo cane, across the top of the hole. When they are at the right height, back-fill the hole, firming the soil down gently before watering the plant well. Tie the stems to the support in and open fan shape and as new shoots emerge, tie these in horizontally.

    When planting against a large tree, dig a hole about a metre away from the trunk and angle the rose towards the trunk. The tree must be mature and strong enough to take the weight of the rose. Or you can train the rose up to the crown of branches, using wooden supports. In this case the rose should be planted on the outer reaches of the tree's canopy. Allow it to scramble up the supports and then into your chosen tree.

    Water generously until well established, and apply a specialist rose fertiliser (following the manufacturers instructions) each spring. They will also benefit from a generous mulch of composted farmyard manure in spring, but make sure this is kept away from the stems.

    When your rose has filled the allotted space, one in three of the oldest stems can be cut right back to their base. In smaller areas, remove all the stems that have flowered, tie in new stems to replace them, and then shorten the side-shoots of the remaining stems by up to two thirds. This should be done in late summer after their flowers and hips have faded. Rambling roses usually respond well to hard pruning, so those that have become overgrown can be renovated from late autumn to late winter. First remove any dead, damaged or weak-looking stems completely. Keeping from four to six young stems, cut all the others right back to their base. Shorten the side shoots on the remaining stems by up to a half and tie these onto the support.

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5.0

Stunning

By carrots

from Staffordshire

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Pergola

    I have had my Banksia for 4 years now, purchased late in the season so didn't plant till following spring. I have seen on the Q&A people asking why their Banksia isn't blooming even after 2 or 3 years, I have to tell you that as a rule it won't, it will spend its first 2 or 3 years depending on soil and location growing its root system, it will of course also grow foliage but not flowers just yet, My banksia is now about 20 feet in height, I have it growing on a very large pergola and it is now making its way into a nice tall tree. I had my first roses last year and not many of them, this year was definitely better, roses all over and I'm sure next year will be even better, I give mine a good mulch of organic manure and it has a nice chip bark mulch also, I give it a general purpose fertiliser like chicken manure and it also has regular feedings of potash throughout the growing season. I know we expect our roses to bloom first year but this one is generally an exception, be patient it is worth it in the end, and you have to admit the foliage itself is beautiful. It also attracts lots of songbirds thanks to the insects that inhabit it. By the way I always tick, keen but clueless, this isn't so, I have learnt a great deal but cannot in all honesty tick experienced.

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    • Q:

      I have had aRosa Banksiae for four years, it faces east, well
      lsupported but not enclosed from behind, it has not flowered despite good healthy growth. Please advise, do I needto grub it out and buy anew Rose?
      Asked on 7/3/2014 by Cindy from West oxfordshire

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        I would certainly not take it out just yet. These plants like lots of sun, so if it only gets sun in the morning then this could be playing a part in the lack of flowers. If you cannot improve this, then you can give it a bit of a push by feeding with sulphate of potash and making sure it is kept well watered.

        Answered on 7/4/2014 by helen from crocus
    • Q:

      Hi there, I have a 5 year old Banksia covering a large pergola, unfortunately I now also have 3 squirrels and they have decided that my Banksia is their new salad bar! They are eating it at a rapid pace, mostly the new growth appearing right at the top, do you have any suggestions on how I can stop these little pests? Thanking you in advance.
      Asked on 3/14/2014 by Carrots from Staffordshire

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello there
        Squirrels can be such a pest, and unfortunately there isn't an easy remedy. You could try covering your rose with netting as a deterrent. There is a product that is meant to be for deterring cats but seems also to deter squireels that may be worth trying.
        Silent roar lion manure
        http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/silent-roar-lion-manure/classid.2000004185/
        Hope this helps

        Answered on 3/17/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
    • Q:

      Hi - what is the best time of year to plant this rose? would planting in the autumn be preferable to spring?

      Many thanks
      Asked on 7/27/2013 by meercat from Brixton

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        If you have a sheltered spot and your soil does not remain heavy and wet throughout the winter, then you should plant it in autumn, but if you have a more exposed spot, then I would wait until spring.

        Answered on 7/29/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    • Q:

      I have an armandi which is growing rampant through an ornamental apple tree. Should Icut it back?
      Asked on 7/16/2013 by Narg from Purley surrey

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        It really depends on the eventual height of your apple tree. Clematis armandii do get pretty big and will grow to around 5 x 3m, so if you have a small tree, it will completely swamp it.

        Answered on 7/17/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    • Q:

      Hi,
      I am considering a Banksia rose for my garden but wanted to ask a question before i did. I live in North East Scotland,and the garden is exposed in parts, the flower garden isn't too exposed and is south facing but it is a bit windy, would this rose survive up here?
      Asked on 7/12/2013 by Rosie from Northern Aberdeenshire

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        These are very beautiful roses, but they do need a sheltered position. With that in mind I do have concerns about it flourishing in the position you have described, so your best option may be to opt for one of the tougher roses.

        Answered on 7/12/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    • Q:

      Plenty of green leaves BUT NO Flowers at all after 2 years of growth Situated on a fence facing S / S West
      Asked on 7/11/2013 by Keen but not any good kept trying from Exeter

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower. These include too much shade or not enough water or nutrients. It can also be caused by the plant putting on new root growth instead of focusing its energies on producing flowers. I am not really sure why your rose has not produced buds, but given time and the right conditions, there is no reason why it wont flower. You can often give them a bit of a push by feeding during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser.

        Answered on 7/12/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    • Q:

      We planted our Rosa Banksie last Spring and despite considerable growth it does not show any signs of having flower buds this year-is this usual and can we expect flowers next year.
      Asked on 6/17/2013 by Birdseed from Otley,West Yorkshire

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Morning
        There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower including too much shade or not enough water or nutrients. It can also be caused by the plant putting on new root growth instead of focusing its energies on producing flowers.The most likely cause is that as this variety generally only flowers once in April/May, so it should start flowering next year on it's older growth. You can often give them a bit of a push by feeding during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser like
        J Arthur Bowers Rose Food.
        http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/j-arthur-bowers-rose-food-3kg/classid.1000000531/

        Hope this helps

        Answered on 6/18/2013 by Georgina from Crocus
    • Q:

      I have ordered one of these roses - I live in Cambridgeshire. Will a South facing wall be sufficient to protect it or do I need to do something else to ensure it survives through the winter.
      Asked on 4/10/2013 by Patty from Cambridgeshire

      2 answers

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        It is difficult to be too specific as you may have a sheltered garden, or live in a micro-climate that gives you slightly higher temperatures that the surrounding area. These are reasonably tough plants though, so if you do not have a particularly exposed garden, then I would be tempted to give it a go. By planting in spring, you will give it a full years growth before it needs to cope with its first winter.

        Answered on 4/11/2013 by Helen from Crocus
      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        It is difficult to be too specific as you may have a sheltered garden, or live in a micro-climate that gives you slightly higher temperatures that the surrounding area. These are reasonably tough plants though, so if you do not have a particularly exposed garden, then I would be tempted to give it a go. By planting in spring, you will give it a full years growth before it needs to cope with its first winter.

        Answered on 4/11/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    • Q:

      I have one of these plants in the south of Spain, it does not lose its leaves in winter but the end half of the leaves has turned brown, could this be throgh too much water or not enough, it is in a pot and it has just come into flower
      Asked on 4/1/2013 by taranaki

      1 answer

      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        The brown leaves could be caused from either too much or too little water. It is difficult to tell without seeing it, but I suspect you may have an inkling if the excess water is freely draining away, or if it sometimes gets forgotten about. Unfortuantely though, none of the climbing or rambling roses will do well in a pot for any length of time, so it may need to be planted out into the garden.

        Answered on 4/2/2013 by Helen from Crocus
    • Q:

      Is Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' evergreen?

      Hi, Could you tell me whether the Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' keeps it's foliage all year, or whether it looses it later in the year like most roses. I heard somewhere that it does keep it's leaves but I can't remember where I heard that and I can't be sure. Many Thanks Allen
      Asked on 7/16/2009 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • A:

        Hello There, In climates that are much milder than ours, these roses can keep some of their leaves, however there are no true evergreen roses.

        Answered on 7/17/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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