Shrub Rose Cardinal De Richelieu

 

Gallica rose. It has a good coverage of mid-green foliage and in summer bears clusters of heavily scented, rich purple, double flowers. Uses include, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging. Height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

 

Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy. Dead Head Regularly.

 

General Rose Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot, if the Rose is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Rose and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Rose is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.