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Rosa 'Reine Des Violettes' (Rose Reine Des Violettes (Hybrid Perpetual))

Rosa 'Reine Des Violettes' (Rose Reine Des Violettes (Hybrid Perpetual))

Flat-faced, strongly-scented roses

Many petalled, lilac-purple flowers are produced in a big flush in midsummer and then intermittently until autumn. They have a good fragrance and their colouring works well against the backdrop of the greyish-green foliage, which appears on near thorn-free stems. A beautiful rose with plenty of old-world charm. All our roses are grown in an open field and then dug up when the weather conditions are right in October or November. Some suppliers send out their roses as 'bare root' plants (ie without pots or compost), but we pot ours up as it helps to keep the roots hydrated and in good condition. As they are dormant throughout the winter, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots. The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally they should planted out as soon as possible. They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from snipping off any tips that have died back. Routine pruning can begin in late winter the year after planting.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, including clay Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July and then intermittently until September
  • Flower colour: lilac-purple
  • Other Features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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