Patio roses are compact bushes with tight clusters of small flowers produced in profusion. They typically begin flowering from June onwards. They have excellent disease-resistance.
Position: They are ideal for growing in patio pots, using John Innes Compost No. 3. In the open ground, give them an open sunny position and any deep well-drained soil including clay.
Cultivation: They need plenty of nutrients so add Bonemeal and garden compost or well-rotted manure when planting. Rootgrow (mycorrhizal beneficial fungi) sprinkled on the roots will aid root development. Use a rose fertiliser such as Toprose during the growing season.
Pruning: Newly planted Patio roses need little initial pruning other than removing any dead, diseased, rubbing and crossing stems. Established Patio roses often produce a mass of twiggy growth and in early March any unproductive wood can be pruned out, reducing the main stems that are left by about one-third to a healthy bud or lateral. Remove entirely any over-vigorous shoots that spoil the shape of the bush.
- Flower Colour: Pink
- Flower Type: Double
- Flowering Month: June, July, August, September
- Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Heavy clay, Normal
- Aspect: Sun, Partial Shade
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Award: AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
- Foliage Type: Deciduous
- Foliage Colour: Green
- Height after 10 years: 45cm
- Pot Size: 3 Litre. Bare root potted.
- Special Attributes: Scented flowers, Bee friendly