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Rose Crystal™
(Perfect for Bees)

£25.00

£25.00
April - November
50cm x 100cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

Rose Crystal™ is the ultimate bee magnet in your garden. Its petals are the VIP lounge for bees, and the nectar is the exclusive after-party. Get ready for a buzzin’ good time!

Additional information

Plant Type
Flowering Period
Flower Colour
Fully Grown Size
Foliage
Garden Position
Light Level
Hardiness
Fragrance

Light Fragrance

RHS Plants For Pollinators
RHS Garden Merit Award
Pot Size

Description

Single and open flowers make access to nectar and pollen easy for bees and other insects. With these stunning selections including the most recent introductions of varieties with eye catching central colours, our Perfect for Bees roses will bring your gardens to life for the whole Summer and will be enjoyed for years to come. Our Perfect for Bees range of roses are bred, grown and carefully curated to provide you with the finest quality roses. Our Perfect roses are grown in peat-free compost and will continue to contribute to your neighbourhood's biodiversity by encouraging garden visitors. Rose Crystal™ is an esteemed member of our Perfect for Bees range.

Planting Conditions

Planting the Crystal™ Rose 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 the Crystal™ Rose to thrive and your rose will be enjoyed by both you and your local wildlife.

Watering & Feeding

Watering and feeding Rose Crystal™ 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. Crystal™ can be fertilised using a slow release Rose fertiliser. 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 Crystal™ 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 a slow release Rose fertiliser for the Crystal™ Rose or similar varieties, following recommended application rates and schedules.