Raised by Harkness, UK this multiple Award Winning rose produces striking and luminous bright red perfectly formed blooms over a very long season and has a slight perfume – ideal in a vase.
Peter Brock, the Australian motor racing legend and this magnificent rose is a great performer, big on impact, just like the late, great Peter Brock.
The bush is vigorous and upright, producing masses of single-stemmed blooms with luscious glossy, dark green foliage of great disease-resistance.
- Striking bright, luminous red
- Perfectly formed Hybrid Tea blooms ideal for the vase
- Vigorous upright bush to 1.2 metres
- Glossy disease-resistant foliage
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.