Rosa 'Eyes for You' | Floribunda Rose | 4L Potted rose
An exquisite floribunda rose bearing bi-coloured blooms with a delicious lemony fragrance...
Bearing stunning mauve blooms each adorned by a purple central blotch, we only have eyes for this beautiful floribunda! Offering a pleasingly delicious, sweet lemon fragrance, 'Eyes for You' is perfect for being grown on your patio space. Over time, these blooms will gradually transition to lilac, adding elegant pastel colour to the late summer garden. Typically four to five inches in size, these blooms are impressively large, where their yellow stamens make them comparable to the flowers of a Geum!
- Supplied As: 4L pot
- Height on Arrival: 15cm (6") - 60cm (24") (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)
- Eventual Height and Spread: 90cm x 75cm (Your rose's eventual size can depend on both environmental and genetic conditions)
- Flowering Period: May to September
- Fragrant?: Yes, a lemon scent
- Eventual Height:0.6m-0.9m
- Eventual Spread: 0.6m-0.9m
- Toxicity: Fruits are ornamental, not to be eaten by humans or pets
Pots and Packaging
Larger pots (2L and above) are wrapped in waxed paper and then attached to a cardboard base so they stay stable in the box. The waxed paper prevents the compost from spilling out and gives the base some added protection from damp compost. For large numbers of plants, pallets may be used for shipping.
The nursery will ensure the plant is moist while it's waiting to be picked up. Our quality control team waters the plant before packing them where necessary to make sure that the plant is suitably watered for transport. Plants with long delicate stems are secured with canes to prevent damage.
Plant on Arrival
Typically plants are delivered ready to plant and will take some time to settle, grow and look more like the product image above.
Your Rose's Timeline
In late winter, it's to be expected that your rose will show little growth, such as brown stems with no leaves. However, once the clocks go forward your rose will burst into life!
In early spring, you can expect lots of leaves to appear, and the stem of the plant to change from brown to green.
With the foliage plentiful and the weather warmer, your rose will be showing signs of imminent flowering! Flower buds will form, and your rose will be quite a lot taller than it was when dormant.
Late Spring - Early Summer
By now, your rose will be in full flower! It will also have grown even taller, potentially reaching 60cm. Remember to deadhead to prolong flowering.
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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|Common Name||Potted Rose|
|Flowering Month||July, August, September|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Type||Bush Roses, Floribunda Roses|
|Colour||Purple / Blue|
|Is Disease Resistant?||Yes|
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