Rosa 'Sexy Rexy'

Rosa 'Sexy Rexy'

Description: A floribunda rose with healthy and bushy habit producing distinctive soft pink, heavily scented, double flowers in clusters throughout summer. Healthy foliage of light glossy green and low-maintenance requirements make this rose popular for landscaping.

Uses: Good for containers, low flowering hedges or in mixed borders with other shrubs and perennials.

Climate/Position: Sunny position

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: A low maintenance rose. 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. 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: Trade name 'Macrexy' Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV of McGredy Roses and introduced in 1984.