Bred by Kordes, Germany in 1969 this moderate climbing rose is suitable to position against a fence, espalier on a wall, grow as a pillar with support or allow to free-stand in a corner of the garden and billow.
Westerland has a delightful spicy clove fragrance and the vigorous upright canes are clothed in large, dark green serrated foliage which is very healthy and disease-resistant. It carries lots of thorns so less ideal over a small arch.
The bright orange flowers are produced in clusters continually all over the rose and this rose is particularly handy to draw the eye to a particular section of the garden. Because the orange colour is blended with apricot, this is not a harsh colour but blends well and this wonderful climber is particularly pretty when planted together with a dark purple hybrid clematis. If not pruned regularly, Westerland will produce hips and this may reduce the repeat flowering qualities so regular dead-heading is highly recommended.
- Orange-apricot climbing rose
- Spicy clove fragrance
- Incredibly free flowering when regularly trimmed
- Very healthy, lush green 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.