SHOOTING STAR – Modern Shrub Rose which produces masses of rather old-fashioned style blooms


Raised by Tantau, Germany, this extremely disease-resistant rose has many qualities which make it ideal for planting in a variety of rose garden situations and especially ideal as a potted specimen.

Shooting Star produces and abundance of very pleasing, warm yellow blooms which fade to yellow apricot after taking what seems like forever to open! When open, each large flower is filled with a swirling mass of sweetly fragrant petals.

The very compact bush to 75 cms tall is robust with extremely healthy, glossy dark green foliage and would be highly recommended for planting as a border of the rose garden.

  • Extremely disease resistant foliage
  • Large flowers which slowly open
  • Swirling mass of warm yellow petals
  • Ideal for rose garden border


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.

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