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The Queen Elizabeth II Rose | Bare Root

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A beautiful bush rose producing exceedingly fragrant, dusky pink blooms

A very special, British grown bush rose, Rosa 'Queen Elizabeth II' has been produced to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Exceedingly fragrant, the flowers of this rose are large and beautiful, and sport the most elegant shade of soft pink.

The Queen Elizabeth II Rose was officially selected by Her Majesty, and for every rose sold in the first five years, £2.50 will be donated to The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. This trust dedicates itself to supporting excellence and opportunity in British craftsmanship, and since 1990, has awarded nearly five million pounds to 600 makers (with 90% still practising their craft today).

This bush rose is wonderful for growing in a pot, making it perfect for every type of garden. It is also very robust, and benefits from a good disease resistance too. The foliage is large of a rich, emerald green shade, which contrasts beautifully against the abundant pink roses.
  • Grown by a Prestigious UK Nursery
  • The Perfect Gift for a Loved One
  • Large and Graceful, Pale Pink Blooms
  • A Delightful Floral Fragrance
  • Wonderful for Growing in Pots
  • Delivered in Secure Packaging

Your Rose's Timeline

Late Winter

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!

Early Spring

In early spring, you can expect lots of leaves to appear, and the stem of the plant to change from brown to green.

Mid-Spring

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.

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.

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

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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More Information
Common Name Bush Rose
Flower Colour Pink
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Is Scented? Yes
Species Rose Bushes
Type Bush Roses, Gift Roses, Rose Bushes
Colour Pink
Eventual Height 0.6m-0.9m
Supplied As Bare Root Roses
Supplied As Bare Root
Is Disease Resistant? Yes

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