Rose (shrub)

Rosa 'Penelope'

Rose  (shrub) - Rosa  'Penelope'

Common Name: Rose (shrub)
Genus: Rosa
Cultivar: 'Penelope'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.10 m (110 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.10 m (110 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

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

Large clusters of well-spaced semi-double scented creamy-pink flowers that are produced from summer to autumn. This is a strong branching healthy shrub that flowers continually all summer. The flowers are followed by coral-coloured hips in autumn. An outstanding rose for a sunny border that associates well with bronze foliaged plants.

  • Garden care: Before planting shorten thick roots to 25cm (10in) and reduce top-growth to an outward-facing bud 20-30cm (8-12in) above ground-level. Plant during a frost-free spell incorporating well-rotted organic matter and a balanced fertiliser into the planting hole. Ensure that the 'bud union' (the bulge at the base of the shoots) is 2.5cm (1in) below the soil



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