Prolific, cupped, wine red, to scarlet, double blooms on a vigorous, healthy bush. The appealing blooms have up to 40 petals.
A lush, floribunda rose, ‘Bordeaux’, has strong, upright growth. It reaches around 80cm high and flowers abundantly.
In 2017 Rosa ‘Bordeaux’ was awarded Gold in and the best Floribunda at Australia’s National Rose Trial Garden Awards. It rates a respectable 3/5 on our fragrance scale with notes of apple, peach and tea.
We have carefully chosen our Roses to best suit Australian conditions, across a wide climatic range. We have choose only disease resistant Roses that are also visually stunning and they are all prime, two year old stock.
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.
Tips for picking Rose blooms ...
1. Avoid picking in the first year
2. Never take more than 1/3 of the flower stem to help keep the bush remain productive and shapely.
3. Use a sharp blade and always cut to an outward facing bud.
4. If the Rose bush isn't growing vigorously, remove the flowers without taking any leaves.
5. Pick Roses early in the morning - moisture and sugar levels are high so they tend to last longer.
6. Immerse Rose stems in warm water and re-cut stems under water.
7. Remove all thorns and foliage that will sit below the level of the vase.
8. For larger, prize winning blooms on established plants; we recommend that you 'disbud' by removing all the side buds whilst they are still small. This enables the Rose plant able to focus all its energy on making the top bud larger. The end result is fewer, but larger, blooms.
Supplied as: Bare rooted