Description: A strong growing dark red Hybrid Tea rose which has won many awards and so is a good choice as a specimen red rose. The warm dark red velvety full flowers are produced on strong single stems throughout summer as it is a repeat flowering variety.
Uses: Rose bed or mixed border.
Climate/Position: Sunny position prefered.
Height/Spread: Medium height up to 1 metre x 1 metre.
Soil Requirements: Though roses will tolerate most soil types, for best results roses prefer deep, rich, free draining soils with plenty of organic matter.
Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses. Add organic matter before planting and mulch regularly for best results.
Pruning: Pruning roses is best undertaken at the end of February. On all plants remove any dead and diseased stems, as well as very weak and thin stems, and then the oldest stems to encourage rejuvenation. Try to develop an open vase shaped bush for better air movement to reduce risk of pests and disease. Cut down the height by between one third and two thirds.
Within the flowering season, dead heading blooms after colour throughout the season will improve the overall look and flowering capacity of the plant.
Special Requirements: Feeding roses in spring and applying annual mulch will enhance performance, encourage healthy growth and lead to improved flowering.
Additional Interest: Plant Breeders Rights apply
Trade name 'Poulman' A cross between Rosa 'Precious Platinum' and a seedling which was bred by rose breeder Olesen and introduced by Danish rose growers Poulsen in 1984. Named after the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman.