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Rosa 'Reine Victoria' (Rose La Reine Victoria (Bourbon))


Rosa 'Reine Victoria' (Rose La Reine Victoria (Bourbon))

Highly scented and repeat flowering


Fully cupped, rose-pink flowers appear either singly or in small clusters repetedly throughout summer and autumn, filling the surrounding air with their delicious perfume. The upright slender stems of this shrub rose can be tied onto a wall, pillar or arch and the plant trained as a low-growing climber if desired. The flowers are perfect for cutting too. 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 or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: lilac-tinted pink flowers
  • Other Features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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