Rosa 'Blanche Double de Coubert'

rose Blanche Double de Coubert (rugosa)

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers; leathery, mid-green leaves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of large, semi-double, fragrant, white flowers, from July to September, occasionally followed by spherical, red, rose-hips. This popular and reliable shrub rose is perfect for a mixed or shrub border in sun or partial shade. Best on fertile, moist, well-drained soil, the delicate paper-like blooms make elegant cut-flowers.

    All our roses are grown in an open field and then dug up when the weather conditions are right in October or November. Ideally they should be planted out as soon as possible. They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from snipping off any tips that have died back. Routine pruning can begin in late winter the year after planting.

  • 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).

    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.

    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.

    As most shrub roses tend to flowers best on older stems, they only need a little light formative pruning. Hard pruning should be avoided unless absolutely necessary as it can often ruin the plants shape. The best time to prune is in late summer after they have finished flowering. While wearing tough gloves, remove dead, damaged, diseased or congested branches completely. If the centre of the shrub is becoming congested, remove one or two of the older stems to their base. If they have become too leggy, then you can often encourage new growth to form by cutting one or two stems back to within 10 - 15cm above ground level.

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Low maintenance and sweet smelling

By Elle

from Basingstoke

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Beautiful rose, I ordered two at the beginning of the year and was pleasantly surprised at the amount and strength of the growth, and the size of the plant.

    Quick delivery and very well packed.

    I planted one immediately but the root could have done with being a little more developed so left the other in the pot for a few more weeks. Has put on a lot of growth but will do much better next year now it is established.

    Lovely rose, smells as roses should, flowers all summer until first frost, doesn't get black spot, attracts bees, low maintenance, develops big orange hips if not dead headed, past experience says it is best with a lot of space.

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