Rosa Pink Flower Carpet ('Noatraum') (PBR)
ground cover rose
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July to September
- Flower colour: deep rose-pink
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Showy clusters of slightly fragrant, double, deep rose-pink flowers appear from July to September amongst masses of lustrous, bright green leaves. This popular, repeat-flowering ground cover rose is ideal for a fertile, moist, well-drained border in sun or partial shade. Vigorous and exceptionally disease-resistant, it's perfect for discouraging invasive annual weeds.
All our roses are field grown. In October/November they are dug up and potted. However, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be suprised if the compost falls away from the roots when winter planting. Some suppliers send out 'bare root' plants unpotted, but we don't as it is easier to manage them on the nursery in pots.
- 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.
While wearing tough gloves, prune in late winter or early spring, removing any dead, damaged or weak-looking stems completely. Then cut back over-long stems so they fill their allotted space and trim the remaining strong shoots by about a third. Sideshoots can then be cut back to within two or three buds from the main stems. You can regenerate older plants by cutting back all the stems to 10cm in late winter.
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