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A bold display of single, carmine pink flowers with a central boss of golden stamens are borne throughout the summer. The glossy green foliage provides a good backdrop for the brightly coloured blooms. Rose ‘Hertfordshire’ is a low growing groundcover rose, with excellent disease resistance and strong healthy growth. This robust variety holds an RHS AGM and makes an excellent choice for beds, borders and containers. Height: 50cm (12"). Spread: 100cm (39").
Rose, Floribunda rose, Tea rose
Rosa genus (Rose). These are deciduous or semi-evergreen open shrubs and scrambling climbers. The leaves are divided into 5 or 7 oval leaflets, with rounded or pointed tips and they are sometimes toothed. The flowers bloom in various colours, some with beautiful fragrances, and are borne mainly in mid summer to mid autumn.
Roses are adaptable and they can be planted in beds in a range of situations, however, they will usually prefer an open, sunny site with fertile, moist but well drained soil. The miniatures and smaller types will mix well with shrubs. Climbers can be used on fences, for covering unsightly sheds or old trees. To improve health, flower quality and shape of bush, prune in the dormant season or preferably in spring before young shoots develop from dormant growth buds: remove dead, damaged and dying wood. You should try to avoid planting them in an area where roses have been grown in recent years as problems may occur due to disease; either change the soil or choose another site. To obtain blooms of high quality, feed them in late winter or early spring with a balanced fertilizer and apply a mulch. In the spring-summer feed at 3 weekly intervals. Rain may damage the flowers of some roses, causing the petals to form 'balls'.
Grown for their profusion of late, bee attracting, summer flowers, often fragrant, and sometimes for their fruits (rose hips). Hedging. Suitable for coastal conditions.