David Austin Roses

English Rose 'Dame Judi Dench' 6L

SKU:
PRSDAV0084

A beautiful rose; the blooms are a particularly rich shade of apricot-orange, paling prettily towards the edges. The striking, red-tipped buds gradually open to reveal largeinformal rosettes, each with ruffled petals and a button eye. They are very resistant to rain damage and the petals drop neatly. There is a light-medium Tea scent. A very healthy shrub; it produces strong, arching stems which, over time, form an attractive mound of blooms. Named after one of Britain’s most beloved stars of stage and screen. David Austin, 2017.

  • Height: 110cm
  • Spread: 125cm
  • Growing Conditions: Full sun or partial shade and fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. 
  • Scented: Light
  • 5 Year Guarantee.

English Roses have natural, shrubby growth which makes them ideal for both rose borders and combining with other plants in mixed borders. The more compact English Roses work well in rose beds, whilst taller varieties can be trained against a post and rail fence. Most varieties will perform surprisingly well in partial shade with at least four or five hours of good sun a day. English Roses as shrubs look best when planted in groups of three or more of the same variety. They will then grow together to form one dense shrub, which will provide a more continuous display and make a more definite statement in the border.

Planting

Dig to about a spades depth and mix in organic material - we recommend Westland Rose Planting and potting Mix. If planting in the Autumn and Winter use a mug full of Bonemeal mixed in too. Remove the rose from the pot and plant so that the top of the root ball (and the union) are at or slightly below soil level. Firm well with your foot. Water thoroughly. Roses don't like being planted where roses have grown before - it is known as Replant Sickness. If you have no choice but to plant where roses have been, change some of the soil for fresh Top Soil and use Rootgrow in the planting hole - this product contains beneficial mychorrhizal fungi which enable the plant to develop a robust root system.

Aftercare

We use Uncle Tom’s Rose Tonic, a natural product containing pure potassium phosphite. When you apply Uncle Tom’s Tonic you are providing your plants with a natural, organic stimulant making them more disease resistant, healthy roses.

Water your rose until it is well established - often the first Spring after planting is most crucial. Water thoroughly as roses are deep rooted and then leave them - little and often is not so effective.

Pruning

Pruning your rose is essential to ensure your roses thrives. Pruning will create a shapely and attractive plant, giving good structure and coverage. Remove parts of the plant during the non- flowering season. Prune in late winter/early spring, when the first growth is showing. Generally between January and February. Pruning earlier is ok but it can be more difficult to identify the less healthy stems that you will want to prune out. If you haven’t pruned by March it is still better to do so. Pruning encourages fresh new growth and plentiful blooms for the following season.

Please note: All plant listed are stocked by Bents at various periods throughout the year, however, due to seasonality and variations in weather and growing conditions some lines may be unavailable. We advise contacting the store prior to your visit to check on availability.

£34.99
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Summer, Autumn
Height: 0.8m, Spread: 0.8m
Our home-grown hardy plants are sold with a 5-year guarantee to grow, should your plant fail, simply return it with proof of purchase and we will happily offer you a replacement, with delivery free of charge if purchased online.
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