Rosa 'Kent'

Rosa 'Kent'

Description: A repeat-flowering, ground-cover rose with semi-double white flowers which have a slight fragrance.  Forms a neat plant hugging the ground so good as ground cover. The flowers from July to September are followed by small red autumn hips.

Uses: Ideal for the front of the border or for smaller gardens, as well as mass planting in larger planting areas

Climate/Position: Sunny position though tolerates some shade.

Height/Spread: 45cm x 1 metre

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: The ground cover roses can be left unpruned which makes them popular for low maintenance areas. However, to rejuvenate plants cut out oldest stems to encourage new growth. 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 'Poulcov' Introduced in 1987 by Poulson and marketed as part of the County ground cover series.