Raised by Cocker & Sons of Scotland in 1984 this wonderful rose flowers in many gardens around Australia for this reason:
“REMEMBER ME in your heart, your thoughts and your memories. The times we loved. The times we cried. The times we laughed and the times we shared together will always be Remembered!” is written on the rose tag and this rose is indeed purchased very frequently as a memorial plant. I am always so pleased that it is such a robust and sturdy rose so that even the most amateur gardener would be unlikely to be unsuccessful growing this rose.
This rose has very unique foliage which is light green with a rather dark brown border and looks very pretty against the copper/brown colours of each different flower.
Remember Me is extremely healthy and robustly produces pale-green watershoots from the base which ensure the rose flowers continuously. In extremely hot weather, the flowers may be slightly smaller and the colour will be more intense.
- Ideal remembrance rose because it is guaranteed to grow well
- Extremely unique colours of copper/brown/orange
- Lightly fragrant
- Tall growing and very floriferous.
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.