Rosa 'Fellowship'

Rosa 'Fellowship'

Description: Small growing floribunda rose with vibrant deep orange flowers produced in profusion from June until frosts in autumn. Repeat flowering and some sweet scent of the large double flowers on a neat compact bush.

Uses: Ideal  for multiple planting, or for use as a bedding rose for a really showy summer border large or small. Also good for container growing.

Climate/Position: Sunny position preferred as not very tolerant of shade. Ideal for multiple planting.

Height/Spread: 90cm x 75 cm

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 'Harwelcome' Developed by Harkness rose growers in the UK and introduced in 1992.