Rosa 'Pink Perpétué'
Description: A very popular climber or pillar rose of medium size which has rich pink flowers and reliable health and which flowers prolifically throughout summer and early autumn. The beautiful rich carmine pink blooms are borne in clusters on stiff upright stems throughout the plant. Vigorous healthy dark leathery foliage with good disease resistance. Very reliable and performs well in wet weather.
Uses: Ideal rose for climbing up walls, pergolas, arches and pillars and is suitable for north facing walls.
Climate/Position: Sunny position but will happily tolerate shade.
Height/Spread: 3-4 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. On all plants remove any dead and diseased stems, as well as very weak and thin stems. When pruning climbers, the previous year’s flowering shoots should be reduced to 3 or 4 buds. Tie in the strong, new stems, cutting out older ones as necessary.
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: Introduced by rose growers Gregory in UK in 1965.
National Rose Society Certificate Of Merit 1964