Rosa 'Heritage'

Rosa 'Heritage'

Description: A repeat flowering shrub rose with attractive cup shaped flowers on an upright, bushy shrub.  In summer and autumn the clusters of fragrant, double, light-pink flowers are produced. Excellent repeat flower throughout the season.  

Uses: Rose garden or mixed border.

Climate/Position: Full sun

Height/Spread: 1.2 metres x 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, however, with this variety can be cut back in summer after flowering.. 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. Prune remaining stems lightly.

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  'Ausblush' Introduced by David Austin roses in 1984.