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John Ystumllyn Rose | Bare Root

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The John Ystumllyn Rose has been produced to commemorate John Ystumllyn, an 18th century gardener and one of the first well-recorded black people in North Wales. John had a natural gift for both horticulture and craftsmanship; later becoming a gardener for the Ystumllyn estate. Loved and admired very much by the local community, John later married Margaret Gruffydd - one of the first interracial marriages to happen in Wales. A golden hybrid tea with a lovely fragrance, this rose is a wonderful symbol of friendship, love, and community.

For every rose sold, £2.50 will help fund young people from under-represented backgrounds and support community gardening schemes.

Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot


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.

Caring for your rose

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.

How your rose will arrive

Our roses are carefully pruned during the colder months to ensure that they present strong, healthy growth in spring. For that reason, you may find that a rose that arrives early in the year is cut back to around 6 inches above the ground. Rest assured that it will burst into life come springtime, growing to 2ft (or more) in the first year.

Later in the year, we endeavour to send out a rose with several buds that is just about ready to flower. We ensure this supply by staggering the early pruning to delay flowering. Although not always possible, the majority of customers will receive a plant with flowers that are about to bloom.

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.

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Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Flower Colour Gold, Light Yellow
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Rose Type Hybrid Tea
Is Scented? Yes
Eventual Height 75cm
Eventual Spread 60cm
Foliage Colour Dark Green
Supplied As Bare Root Roses

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