Rosa 'Munstead Wood'

Rosa 'Munstead Wood'

Description: A richly coloured rose of deep crimson which has many velvety petals in the centre and softer lighter petals on the flower edge.  The flowers have a rich fruity smell - just like an older rose variety would have. A bushy and broad shaped shrub with good disease resistance.

Uses: In any mixed border.  Good in rose beds, formal planting with lavender or any mixed bed or near a path where the wonderful scent will be appreciated.

Climate/Position: Full sun or partial shade which makes it useful for light shade more than other roses.

Height/Spread: 1 metre 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: 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. Lightly prune remaining shoots.

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 'Ausbernard' Bred and introduced by rose grower David Austin. The name Munstead Wood was given in tribute to Gertrude Jekyll’s own garden in Surrey where she worked on her many gardening books.