Bred by Mallerin, France, 1938 this rose is a spectacle to behold when it is one of the very first roses to herald the arrival of Spring – being a climbing rose makes it’s arrival so much more spectacular because it is often hard to see any foliage because the flowering is so intense.
Guinee grows vigorously with strong, stiff canes which can be easily managed if you wish to espalier against a wall or frame. The foliage is leathery and dark green which aids in the disease resistant hardiness – especially if planted on a north-facing wall where it will get lots of heat and continue to flower throughout the season.
The long stemmed roses which Guinee so graciously continues to deliver are suitable for the vase and the perfume is delightful when the blooms are warm.
- Darkest black-red climbing rose
- Loves a hot north-facing position
- Will flower all season
- Lovely fragrance in warm and still conditions
The generally sunny, dry and hot conditions of the Australian garden are particularly well suited to planting roses and roses flourish in our gardens when you take measures to provide the following:
WATER – Roses are very deep rooted plants and require one good, deep soaking at least every 10 days in hot and dry conditions.
FEED – Because roses flower throughout all but the Winter season, they should be regularly fertilized with quality (preferably organic) fertilizer which contains a balance of major nutrients (NPK) and trace elements. The fertilizer should be applied at least once a month – small amount often – with fortnightly applications of liquid seaweed over the foliage.
PRUNE – During Winter, 70% of the rose plant should be pruned and all old wood removed back to the crown and the bush pruned to shape.
During the flowering seasons, 25% of all flowering stems should be cut back after flowering to encourage strong re-growth.
MULCH – Particular attention to application of lucerne or pea straw directly around the root-zone of each rose will enhance the overall health of the rose and then the whole bed should be mulched to 75mm with any other mulch medium available.