Raised by Delbard, France and released in 1995 when George Delbard turned 90 years of age this grand, vigorous climber produces masses of large flat blooms with an immense number of petals. The flower colour varies throughout the season with deep pink centre petals leading out to warm apricot and fading to creamy yellow.
Papi Delbard is a very strong and vigorous climbing rose with canes which carry lots of thorns and lots of lush, healthy foliage. The flowers are carried mostly in singles at the end of the branches.
There is a generous hint of fruity fragrance and the blooms are best admired on the bush since the petals fall quickly.
- Rose named for the patriarch of the French rose growing dynasty
- Vigorous climbing rose
- Masses of large, flat blooms pink/apricot/cream
- Light fruity fragrance
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.