Alissar Princess of Phoenicia | Bush Rose
'Alissar, Princess of Phoenicea' Potted Rose | 5.5L Pot
Forming fuchsia blossoms with a striking red eye, this bush rose will certainly add vibrant jewels of colour to your summertime border! It will also grow slightly taller than other varieties, so will make an excellent focal point if planted at the back of a border. This rose will benefit from a light pruning in autumn, and a more significant pruning in spring (try to mimic the shape of an open wine glass frame to maximise light and airflow around the plant). When you first plant this rose, mulch with organic material to keep weeds at bay and boost nutrients, and also water plentifully. As the weather warms up, you will find that your rose will grow very quickly, bursting into life!
|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 Your rose's eventual size can depend on both environmental and genetic conditions.||120cm (4ft), 60cm (2ft)|
|Flower Type||Bush Rose, repeat flowering|
|Fragrant||Yes, a delicate fragrance|
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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.
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.
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|