'A Faithful Friend' Potted Rose | 5.5L Pot
'A Faithful Friend' Potted Rose | 5.5L Pot
Presenting golden yellow blooms from June to September, this Faithful Friend rose is a lovely way to honour a friend who has been there for you through the years. It makes both a beautiful gift and memorial, where it will happily grow in a pot meaning that it can grow almost anywhere. Its delightful fragrance of medium strength will additionally make strolls around your garden a favoured pastime too! Why not use Lady's Mantle as underplanting to enhance the yellow in the flowers?
- Supplied As: 5.5L pot
- Height on arrival your rose's height depends on the variety it belongs to and when it's purchased. Some roses are pruned to 15cm high when dormant; this ensures that it won't get uprooted in the wind, and is less vulnerable to disease: 15cm (6") - 60cm (24")
- Eventual height and spread of your rose's eventual size can depend on both environmental and genetic conditions: 75cm, 60cm
- Flowering Period: Summer
- Flower Type: Floribunda Bush Rose, repeat cluster flowering
- Fragrant?: Yes, a medium fragrance
We wrap the roots of our bare root plants and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and allows them to get off to a flying start.
Our trusted rose grower has spent years developing the perfect packaging to protect your plant. The extra thick, cardboard box has a specially designed clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your rose safe and secure.
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
Rose plants are easy to grow. Your plant's growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:
- Hardiness: Modern roses are produced from a amalgamation of rose species - many of which that are from far colder regions than the UK - and are fully hardy.
- Position: Rose plants benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your plant in a sheltered spot will allow the plant to put more resources into flowering.
- Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a plant of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
- Planting in Pots: Patio and miniature roses will suffice in 40cm pots, while compact ground cover and climbing roses will suffice in 60cm containers. You should prune your rose's roots prior to planting to encourage fibrous growth, apply mulch and water regularly in the warmer months.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a rose's eventual height and spread.
Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
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|Deciduous Or Evergreen||Deciduous|
|Common Name||Potted Rose|
|Flower Colour||Gold, Yellow|
|Flowering Month||June, July, August|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Rose Type||Floribunda, Shrub|
|Supplied As||5.5L Pot|
|Supplied As||4L-5L Pot|
|Shop By Category||Roses & Climbers|