It is hard not to fall for this rose! Bred by the renowned Kordes& Sons as part of their Parfuma range, it is a hard working choice with plenty of blooms. The creamy pink flowers have a nice high centre and average 9cm across. The blooms up have to 40 petals.
The fragrance of Rose ‘First Crush is exceptional. A perfumer put their nose to the rose and came up with top notes of fine champagne infused with the citrus freshness of lemon verbena. As the flower opens scents of apricot, plum, vanilla and heliotrope complete the fragrance. We give it 5/5 on our rose fragrance scale.
Rose ‘First Crush’ is a vigorous Floribunda Rose.
Would any other Rose smell as sweet? Tesselaar has selected this Rose variety especially for its fragrance, you can rest assured it is also vigorous, hardy and disease resistant.
Rose bushes are upright, elegant shrubs that are adorned twice a year with spectacular, showy blooms.
The basics of rose care are simply ...
1. Keep the plants moist at all times, but never allow the roots to sit in water.
2. Feed generously, and frequently, two or three times over the flowering season.
3. Keep pests to a minimum (this is usually not a problem if you start with a strong variety, and keep it well watered and well fed).
4. Prune back once a year.
5. Keep the area around the roots weed free, and ensure 4-6 hours of sun per day. Loamy soils are ideal, though Roses will grow in heavy top soils (if well drained) and sandy soils (if kept watered and fed more frequently). For Roses to thrive, good drainage is critical.