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Rose Calling You
(Perfect Nostalgia)


April - November
80cm x 40cm
Fully Hardy

The Calling You Rose, The ‘leading lady’ of the garden, a rose with an agent. Demanding attention in red, with a scent so delicate it makes perfume jealous. Call her, maybe.

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Light Fragrance

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The Rose was one of the first plants to be used for ornamental planting. Adopted by British gardeners for hundreds of years. Perfect Nostalgia Roses are a selection of classic forms and colours with a modern twist to ensure healthy plants for the garden; carefully bred, grown and curated to provide the finest quality roses for your garden. Rose Calling You takes its place as a valued member of the prestigious Perfect Nostalgia collection and is a captivating addition to any garden, known for its rich cupped clusters of deep red blooms. These vibrant, red roses are a visual delight that commands attention, making a bold and passionate statement. What sets this variety apart is its lightly fragranced petals, which offer a subtle and classic aroma. The dark green foliage serves as an elegant backdrop, enhancing the striking contrast between leaves and petals and adding to the overall aesthetic interest. This rose is a compact shrub, making it an excellent choice for those with limited garden space or urban gardens. It can even thrive in pots and containers, bringing its romantic enticement to balconies and terraces. The Calling You Rose is versatile and suits various garden styles, from formal, well-maintained gardens to more relaxed, cottage-style landscapes. Its alluring clusters of red roses create a focal point in any garden, making it a natural choice for those seeking to infuse their outdoor space with a touch of romance and luxury.

Planting Conditions

Planting the Rose Calling You involves creating the perfect conditions to ensure its lasting beauty and fragrance. Select a well-drained, loamy soil that provides excellent moisture retention without water logging. This rose variety thrives in locations that receive a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight daily, ensuring vibrant growth and blooming. When planting, dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, ensuring that the graft union is at ground level, allowing for proper root development and stability. Ensuring that the graft union (i.e. where the cultivar joins the rootstock and the point from which the branches originate) is at soil level (not below as this is reported to increase the risk of rose dieback). Spacing is essential, with individual roses typically needing 2 to 3 feet of separation. Applying a layer of organic compost around the base helps regulate soil temperature, reduce weed growth, and retain moisture. By adhering to these planting conditions, you'll provide the perfect environment for Calling You to thrive.

Watering & Feeding

Watering and feeding Rose Calling You is vital for its vitality and ability to showcase its stunning features. When it comes to watering, strive for consistent moisture in the soil. Deep watering is essential, ensuring the roots are thoroughly saturated, particularly during hot or dry periods. Morning watering is advisable to allow the foliage to dry during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. To prevent potential issues, avoid overhead watering and opt for methods like soaker hoses to deliver water directly to the base of the plant. Feeding is equally important. Slow release rose fertiliser is advised. Typically, two feedings in Spring and late Spring or early Summer are beneficial. However, take care not to over-fertilise with excessive nitrogen, as this can lead to vigorous foliage growth at the expense of blooms.

General Care

General care for the Calling You Rose is vital to ensure its health and showcase its exquisite beauty. Regular pruning, typically during the dormant season in late Winter or early Spring, involves the removal of dead or diseased branches, shaping the plant, and stimulating fresh growth and continuous blooming. Practicing deadheading throughout the growing season by removing spent blossoms encourages new flower production. Vigilance against common rose pests, such as aphids and spider mites, is essential, with prompt action through appropriate remedies if needed. Feeding the rose is crucial, employing slow release fertiliser is advised for your Calling You, following recommended application rates and schedules.