Rosa 'Conservation'

Rosa 'Conservation'

Description: Full-sized shapely flowers are produced in abundance on small bushes, The plants have a slightly spreading habit and resemble small shrub roses with semi evergreen leaves. The scented, semi-double apricot orange-pink flowers are produced in flushes through summer and autumn.

Uses: Excellent in containers or as a small group at the front of the border. 

Climate/Position: Sunny position though tolerates some shade.

Height/Spread: 50cm x 50cm

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: The ground cover roses can be left unpruned which makes them popular for low maintenance areas. However, to rejuvenate plants cut out oldest stems to encourage new growth. 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: Trade name = 'Cocdimple'  The given name 'Conservation' was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund