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Rose Alaska
(Perfect Climbers)

£25.00
£18.75

£25.00 £18.75
April - November
240cm x 100cm
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Fully Hardy

The Climbing Alaska Rose: The plant that took ‘climbing the social ladder’ quite literally. It’s a bloomin’ overachiever, reaching for the stars and everyone else’s trellises too!

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Description

There's nothing quite so British as a climbing rose; adorning a fence, a pergola, a front door or a wall; the climbing rose is a thing of beauty. Our Perfect Climbers range have been carefully curated to offer you the finest quality Roses, to last you a lifetime.

The Alaska Climbing Rose, from our Perfect Climbers range, also known as Rosa setigera, is an elegant yet resilient addition to a range of garden designs. Standing tall with deciduous woody vines that can reach staggering heights, that enhance even your neighbours view.  Its rich, green foliage provides a luxurious canvas for an impressive array of charming flowers. Perfect blooms, sporting very large clusters of snowy white petals frilled with delicately romantic pink hues.

This Alaska rose variety is resilient, hardy and very robust; thriving in a variety of climates and weathering even the harshest of Winters. Along its sturdy stems, stout thorns that add both protection and rustic charm. Year after year, it offers a long-lasting display of magnificent blooms throughout the Summer months, cementing its place as a steadfast, floral companion in your garden that wafts a delicately inviting fragrance.

Adaptable and versatile, this rose gracefully climbs trellises, walls, pergolas, fences and arbours and is great for disguising unsightly structures. Alaska caters to a range of garden designs such as; Cottage Gardens, Mediterranean Gardens, Urban Gardens, Informal Gardens and beds and borders. Its climbing habit creates a high visual impact for years and years to come.

Planting Conditions

Planting Alaska, a climbing Rose is a straightforward process, but it requires attention to detail. Choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun exposure, as these roses thrive in bright light. Ensure proper spacing, allowing at least 4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 meters) between each plant to allow for air circulation and healthy growth. Dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the root system and amend the soil with compost or organic matter to improve fertility and drainage. Incorporating a sturdy trellis or support structure for youthful climbing varieties is essential. Adequate planting conditions set the foundations to allow Alaska to flourish in your garden for years to come.

Watering & Feeding

Caring for Alaska Climbing Roses involves regular and consistent watering. Keep the soil evenly moist but avoid waterlogged conditions. Water at the base of the plant to prevent fungal issues. These roses benefit from a balanced and slow-release fertiliser application during the growing season, providing essential nutrients for vigorous growth and abundant blooms. Pruning and deadheading spent flowers help maintain the plant's shape and encourage further flowering with an abundance of blooms. Proper watering and feeding practices contribute to the health and vitality of your Alaska climbing Rose, ensuring they continue to adorn your garden with their stunning and fragrant blossoms.

General Care

General care for your Alaska climbing Rose involves regular pruning, deadheading, and monitoring for potential pests and diseases. Prune in late Winter or early Spring to remove dead or diseased wood, promote new growth, and maintain the desired shape. Regularly deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Keep an eye out for common rose pests, including aphids, spider mites, and rose beetles, as well as diseases like powdery mildew and black spot. Treat promptly if necessary to prevent infestations and maintain plant health. Mulching around the base of the roses helps retain moisture and suppress weeds, while providing a sturdy trellis or support ensures they maintain their climbing habit. Diligent care safeguards against pests and diseases, allowing these roses to thrive, adorning your garden with their breathtaking blooms and fragrance.