Rosa 'Climbing Etoile de Hollande'

rose Etoile de Hollande (climbing hybrid tea)

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4 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July and September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Large, fragrant, double, deep crimson blooms from July to September and masses of glossy, dark green leaves. This vigorous, repeat-flowering climbing rose is perfect for a sunny border with fertile, moist, well-drained soil. One of the best climbing roses for covering a house wall, the large, fragrant blooms make excellent 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. Some suppliers send out their roses as 'bare root' plants (ie without pots or compost), but we pot ours up as it helps to keep the roots hydrated and in good condition. As they are dormant throughout the winter, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots. The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally they should 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). 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, as this will encourage flowering shoots to form nearer the base.

    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.

    From late autumn to late winter, pop on a pair of tough gloves and remove any dead, damaged or weak-looking stems. Tie in new stems and and shorten the side-shoots of any flowered stems by up to two thirds. When the plants become congested, remove one or two of the oldest stems, cutting them right back to their base. Climbing roses usually respond well to hard pruning, so those that have become very 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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4.3

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5.0

A climbing rose of great presence

By pippa M

from Somerset

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Rosa 'Climbing Etoile de Hollande':

    One of my favourite climbing roses. Wonderful scent and colour. Takes a little while to get going, but well worth the wait. Will do quite well in shade.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
     
    5.0

    A fantastic rose

    By Mary-Jane

    from Kent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Pests & Disease

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    • Garden

    Comments about Rosa 'Climbing Etoile de Hollande':

    I had this rose in my previous garden and wanted another! The scent is fantastic and it is a lovely cutting rose. This one flowered in the first season and is making its way up the garage wall. Only downside is that it can droop in the rain, like most red roses.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced

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    3.0

    Sumptuous but lost...

    By Elizabeth

    from Lincolnshire Wolds

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Stunning

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Root Stock Killed Graft

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    This is the most beautiful scarlet rose. It could easily be the epitome of the fairy tale red rose and the scent is divine.
    I have been growing one over an arch for some years now and it has always been an anticipated delight.
    Unfortunately I've had to only give it three out of five stars because whatever climbing rose this plant has been grafted to has taken over. The first couple of years I cut back the original stems which had a profusion of white flowers but this year I've noticed that the red rose hasn't come through at all... It will be missed.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless

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      Can rosa-climbing etoile de hollade be grown in a pot please.
      Asked on 20/2/2017 by Hilda from United Kingdom

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        Hello,

        Climbing roses never do very well in pots, so while it may flourish for a year or so, it will start to struggle after that - it's much better to plant it out in the ground.

        Answered on 24/2/2017 by Helen from crocus
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      Scented Rose for a present

      Dear Crocus I was wondering if you could let me know of a lovely scented rose, as I would like to buy one as a Christmas present for a friend? Many thanks
      Asked on 15/12/2009 by Dennis Hammond

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        Hello There, If you click on the following link it will take you to all the roses we sell that have a strong perfume. It is worth keeping in mind though that they do look like bare sticks at this time of the year. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/roses/plcid.8/vid.250/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

        Answered on 15/12/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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      Hi I was hoping you could help me. I'm looking for fragrant roses that bloom more then once a year can you advice With thanks Louise
      Asked on 11/7/2009 by LOUISE CHAPMAN

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      Do you keep a history of orders?

      Do you keep a history of orders? I placed an order last year in the autumn for two rose climbers ( one red and one white) however I have lost the names of them and would like some info "care instructions" Please could you help Many thanks Sharon
      Asked on 19/6/2009 by Sharon Stiefel

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