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'Sweet Honey' Bush Rose | Rose of the Year 2020 | 5.5L Pot

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A free-flowering, apricot-hued Rose, awarded Rose of the Year 2020

A floribunda Rose, yet exhibiting hybrid tea-shaped blooms, Sweet Honey will bear large-sized, apricot-toned flowers, that are adorned by their slightly paler outer petals. Sweet Honey proudly achieved 'Rose of the Year 2020' at Hampton Court, where this variety was commended by critics for demonstrating an outstanding resistance to disease, a strong, bushy habit, striking blooms, and glossy, dark green foliage. Perfect for planting en masse, or growing within a pot on your patio, Sweet Honey is an excellent choice for someone seeking to enrich their garden with a mix of both warm and delicate tones. Aside from being beautiful, this Rose will release a deliciously fruity scent, so we encourage you to plant within close proximity to a doorway to reap full appreciation .

  • Delicious, Fruity Scent
  • Rose of the Year 2020
  • Fresh from the Nursery
  • Generous Flowering Period
  • Creamy Apricot Colouring
  • Easy to Grow
About your plant

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

Later in the year, our trusted nursery will endeavour to send out roses with several buds that are almost ready to open. They ensure this by staggering early pruning to delay the flowering period. Although not always possible, the majority of customers will receive a plant with flowers that are about to bloom.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of bare root plants and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for 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 nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
How your order will arrive
It is important to regularly water your newly-planted rose, at least bimonthly for two months. You should also ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a rose's eventual height and spread.

Bare root and containerised roses have differing planting requirements, detailed below:

  • Watering: Bare root roses should have their roots soaked in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised roses, it is important to drench their root ball before planting.
  • Pruning: Another difference is that for bare root roses, it is useful to prune their woody roots back a few inches. However, for containerised roses, you should free any spiralized roots growing around their rootball's circumference.
  • Planting: With bare root roses, you should dig a hole to enable the graft point to be above the soil, but with containerised roses, the pot should sit no lower than an inch below the ground.

Bare root and containerised roses also share planting requirements, detailed below:

  • With both, you should dig a hole that is twice the radius of their rootball. Stake your roses no more than 2 - 3 inches from the stem, and make sure that they are pointing away from the prevailing wind.
  • Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
  • Provide your rose with a generous watering.
  • Add mulch on top (this can be bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and ensure that these do not touch the stem of your rose.
  • Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring.
  • Supplied As: 5.5L Pot
  • Type of Rose: Floribunda
  • Flowering Period: June to September
  • Flower Type: Double
  • Eventual Height and Spread: 100cm (39") - 70cm (28")
  • Disease Resistance: Good
Roses are wonderfully easy to grow. Their growth and output will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:

  • Hardiness: Modern roses are produced from an amalgamation of a rose species, and many of which are accustomed to conditions colder than the UK’s.
  • Position: Roses benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your rose in a sheltered spot will also allow them to put greater resources into their flowering display.
  • Soil: Soil types can be an unwelcome confusion as many plants will adapt to their conditions. Nonetheless, less than ideal conditions will certainly limit your rose’s growth. Waterlogged soils will starve them of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis; causing their roots to rot and creating an optimal environment for disease.
  • Pots: Patio and miniature roses work well in 40cm pots, while compact and climbing roses are better suited to 60cm containers. You should prune your rose's roots before planting to encourage fibrous growth, and apply mulch and water frequently during the warmer months.
More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Flower Colour Orange, Peach
Flowering Month July, August, September
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Rose Type Floribunda
Is Scented? Yes
Species Rose Bushes
Type Rose
Colour Orange
Eventual Height 0.6m-0.9m
Foliage Colour Green
Supplied As 5.5L Pot
Supplied As 4L-5L Pot
Type Ornamental Shrubs, Rose Plants
Is Disease Resistant? Yes