A strong variety with big heads of bright deep cherry cerise and a strong fragrance - ideal for cutting and the back of the border. RHS AGM

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Rosa 'Excelsa' is an old favourite rambling rose with clusters of small crimson double flowers.
  • Height: 3.5m
  • Spread: 3m
  • Growing Conditions: Full sun or partial shade and fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Scented: Light
  • 5 Year Guarantee to Grow
Planting Dig to about a spades depth and mix in organic material - we recommend Blended Farmyard Manure or Rose, Tree and Shrub compost. 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 rootball (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 Feed in early spring with a dedicated rose food (Toprose or Westland Rose food) and again at Midsummer - mix in with the soil and water in well. 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 Ramblers are best pruned after flowering - cut out old flowering stems and tie n new strong ones. Don't do this on young plants or every year - they will still flower.If you encourage horizontal growth it will slow sap flow and encourage better flower production.They can also be pruned lightly in the Autumn if desired. 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.

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