Rosa 'Fru Dagmar Hastrup'

Rosa 'Fru Dagmar Hastrup'

Description: An old variety of shrub rose introduced in 1914 and still remains popular as a specimen or as an informal hedging plant. A sturdy plant with clove scented light pink single flowers throughout summer and large showy red hips in autumn together with rich yellow autumn leaf colour. Prickly growth, very hardy and disease resistant glossy but wrinkled foliage.

Uses: Suited for range of locations in rose gardens and mixed borders.

Climate/Position: Full sun prefered but will tolerate some shade.

Height/Spread: 1 metre x 1.2 metres

Soil Requirements: Though this rose will tolerate poorer soils, 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. Cut out very weak and thin stems, and the oldest stems to encourage rejuvenation. Avoid deadheading to ensure the showy hips develop in the autumn.

Special Requirements: Feeding roses in spring and applying annual mulch will enhance performance, encourage healthy growth and lead to improved flowering.

Additional Interest: Introduced by rose breeder Hastings in 1914