Jacksons Nurseries & Tea Room

Rosa Alecs Red (HT) Potted

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Masses of luxurious, fully double, crimson to cherry red blooms are produced continuously from dark purple buds between July and September. This is an outstanding hybrid tea bush rose that's blessed with an impressive list of virtues.

  • Eventual Height: 50cm to 1m
  • Eventual Spread: 50cm to 1m
  • Position: Full sun
  • Growth: Fast
  • Soil Type: Any moist, well drained soil
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Flowering Time: Summer-Autumn
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Fragranced

Masses of luxurious, fully double, crimson to cherry red blooms are produced continuously from dark purple buds between July and September. This is an outstanding hybrid tea bush rose that's blessed with an impressive list of virtues.

It is well-foliated with healthy, finely-toothed, glossy mid-green deciduous leaves and bears large, elaborate, globular blooms that possess a deep and heavy damask perfume. Combining well with early flowering perennials and bulbs, it's perfect for an open, sunny site, displaying a strong resistance to diseases such as black spot and mildew. The blooms hold their colour well with age and cope well with tough conditions including rain and windy weather.

We'd recommend dead heading faded flowers immediately to encourage a fresh flush of blooms.

Dependent on the time of year you buy our roses, the compost may break away when removing from the pot because they are field grown and potted in autumn.

Planting: 

Roses like a generous root space, so dig a deep hole approximately twice as wide as the current root system, preferably adding composted organic matter to the soil. Never plant into frozen soil – in winter, await a frost-free period. Carefully remove the pot and gently tease the roots apart to spread them around the hole. Position the plant so that the ‘bud point’ (the place where the shoots emerge from, where the cultivated rose was grafted onto the rootstock) is at soil level. Replace the soil, firming it down gently, then water copiously. Ideally, a general purpose fertiliser should be applied to the surrounding soil as a top dressing. We also highly recommend the use of Rose Rootgrow, which provides a friendly fungus that prevents ‘rose replant syndrome’.


Ongoing Care:
Water regularly until established. In spring, apply a specialised rose fertiliser along with manure mulch, taking care to avoid direct contact of the mulch with the stems. In winter remove all branches which are dead, diseased or damaged along with any older stems as necessary to avoid overcrowding at the centre. Cut back new growth by about a quarter and prune side-shoots to within three buds of the main stem to encourage vigour. Prompt removal of ‘dead-heads’ will encourage further flowering.

Pot Size

Usually supplied in a pot. If this changes we will inform you before we deliver the plants to you.

Plant Heights

Supplied plant heights vary depending on the season, the batch they are picked from and the type of plant. For eventual height, please see plant description.

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