Rose (shrub)

Rosa 'William Lobb'

Rose (shrub) - Rosa  'William Lobb'

Common Name: Rose (shrub)
Genus: Rosa
Cultivar: 'William Lobb'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

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

Fragrant fully double deep crimson flowers on arching stems in June and July fading to dusty violet and mid-green leaves. This vigorous old shrub rose is perfect for the back of a shrub border in sun or partial shade. One of the best Moss roses the buds and flower-stalks are covered with a distinctive moss-like growth.

  • Garden care: Before planting shorten thick roots to 25cm (10in) and reduce top-growth to an outward-facing bud 8-15cm (3-6in) 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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