Rosa 'Dublin Bay'
Description: A truly red climbing rose with clean deep blood red velvety petals and full blooms not prone to blackening. It is also lightly perfumed and repeat flowering in flushes throughout summer until late in the season so a deservedly popular favourite. An upright vigorous but medium sized climber with rich green foliage proving to be very disease resistant.
Uses: Useful for growing on garden structures such as an arbor, trellis or pergola.
Climate/Position: Sunny position prefered for all roses.
Height/Spread: 2.5 - 3 metres tall and can be trained to 3 metre spread.
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.
When pruning climbers, the previous year’s flowering shoots should be reduced to 3 or 4 buds or about 15cms. Tie in the strong, new stems, cutting out older ones as necessary but ensure a framework is maintained.
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 'Macdub' Introduced in 1975 by Samual Darragh McGredy IV. Developed as a cross between 'Bantry Bay' and 'Altissimo'