Rose (climbing)

Rosa 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain'

Rose  (climbing) - Rosa  'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain'

Common Name: Rose (climbing)
Genus: Rosa
Cultivar: 'Souvenir du Docteur Jamain'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

First introduced in 1865 this rose was a firm favourite of the renowned plantswoman Vita Sackville-West and all the top designers are still scrambling for it today. It is one of the best climbers for a north facing wall as the deep claret coloured flowers tend to fade in full sun. The main flush of flowers appear in mid summer but it will continue to have smaller bursts until autumn. They are tolerant of poor soils, have few thorns and can be grown as an open shrub if they are given support. The RHS has given this rose their prestigeous Award of Garden Merit.

Garden Care: Avoid planting in a site where roses have recently been grown. Apply a balanced fertiliser and a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in late-winter or early-spring. Prune after flowering reducing side-shoots to between two and four buds.

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