'Special Friend' Patio Rose - 5.5L Pot

Code: PL11026
'Special Friend' Patio Rose - 5.5L Pot
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'Special Friend' Patio Rose - 5.5L Pot

For that ‘special friend’ blush pink rose

The ‘Special Friend’ Patio Rose is a lovely, compact, highly fragrant, repeat flowering plant with a neat, upright habit. It blooms from summer until autumn and produces masses of evenly spaced, soft pink, fully double flowers that contrast beautifully against the glossy foliage.Easy to care for, it will thrive in either the full sun or partial shade and would look great used along the front of a border, along a path or in a container.p>

Variety Information

Flowering Period Repeat flowering
Type Patio
Flower Colour Blush pink
Flower Type Double
Fragrant Yes
Features Repeat Flowering

Size Information

Supplied As 5.5L Pot
Height on Arrival Your rose's height depends on when you buy it and the type of rose you buy. Some roses are pruned to 15cm high when dormant. This ensures when you go to plant your rose it won't get uprooted in the wind and is less liable to disease. 15-60cm (6-24in)
Age 2 Years
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 55cm x 40cm (21 x 16in)
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 21cm Rose Cut and Hold Secateurs by Kent & Stowe
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
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  • 50cm Terracotta Fibrecotta XL Cube Planter
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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  • H55cm Wooden Cube Planter by Liz Frances™
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, determined by a rose's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised plants have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your plant's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised plants it is important to drench your plant's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised plants, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root plants, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised plants, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised plants also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

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Our Roses are carefully pruned during the colder month to ensure that there will be 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. Have no fear, it will burst into life come spring and will grow to 2 ft plus in the first year.

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

We wrap the roots of our bare root plants and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your plant gets off to a flying start.

Our 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 plant safe.

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. Key is to prune your rose's roots prior to planting to encourage fibrous growth, apply mulch and water regularly in the warmer months.

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Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Arrived in a nice pot and looked healthy."

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Rating: 4/5

"Too early to say, although it looks fairly healthy. I have since repotted it and I see it is a "potted" rose and not much root growth, so time will tell."

Reviewed Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"I purchased this rose for my friend's husband to plant in her memory for me, he was delighted with the quality and the delivery was right on time."

Reviewed Thursday, 11 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"The rose itself is lovely just a shame that the pot it was in was completely damaged at the bottom - this was a present for a very Special Friend"

Reviewed Thursday, 4 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful little rose bush arrived nice and fresh and in time for me to plant for the anniversary of my cat who died 3 years ago. It was very important to me to have a special rose and 'Special Friend' is perfect."

Reviewed Thursday, 20 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely plant............."

Reviewed Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Brought them both for a present for two friends they were delighted with as a gift from me"

Reviewed Sunday, 2 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Great quality product. This is my second purchase of the same thing. Great gift for a friend. **"

Reviewed Thursday, 16 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Another good quality specimen as all the plants have been. Well wrapped and delivered safely."

Reviewed Saturday, 9 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely healthy plant, with plenty of little buds - which are now flowering! Very pretty flowers with delicate scent."

Reviewed Thursday, 7 June 2018

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