It is hard not to fall for this rose! The creamy pink flowers have a nice high centre and average 9cm across with around 40 petals. Bred by the renowned Kordes& Sons as part of their Parfuma range, it is a hard working choice with plenty of blooms.
The fragrance of Rose ‘First Crush is exceptional. We give it 5/5 on our rose fragrance scale. Here is the review from the Kordes Perfumer: This rose has an exhilarating and distinct perfume with its top notes reminding one of fine champagne and the fresh air after a summer rain. These scents are infused with the fresh scent of lemon verbena. When the bloom is fully open sweet plum notes predominate with lingering notes of ripe apricot. To this wonderful array of scents add a touch of powdery vanilla, heliotrope and young elder flowers that complete the rose fragrance.
Rose ‘First Crush’ is a vigorous Floribunda Rose with excellent health and disease resistance.
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.
When providing your roses with a supporting show and companion planting try and leave a bit of space around their root zone clear.
Supplied as: Bare rooted