Rosa 'Crocus Rose'

Rosa 'Crocus Rose'

Description: A modern English Rose which is robust and free flowering. Large soft apricot full blooms in large fragrant cluster. The rosette-shaped flowers are cupped at first then fade to cream with maturity. The plant has bushy upright habit with slightly arching stems.

Uses: Ideal for borders in formal or informal setting. Also can be used for hedging/screens and against a wall as short climber.

Climate/Position: Sunny open position prefered.

Height/Spread: Medium shrub 1.2 metres

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 'Ausquest' Bred By UK rose breeder David Austin and introduced in 2000