Rosa Ruby Anniversary ('Harbonny') (PBR)

rose Ruby Anniversary (patio)

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Buy Rosa Ruby Anniversary ('Harbonny') (PBR) rose Ruby Anniversary (patio): Deep ruby-red flowers

This rose is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of double, slightly scented, deep ruby-red flowers from July to September and glossy, mid-green leaves. This vigorous, repeat-flowering bush rose is perfect for a sunny border with fertile, moist, well-drained soil. An excellent gift for a 40th wedding anniversary, its compact and rounded habit makes it suitable where space is limited.

    All our roses are grown in an open field and then dug up when the weather conditions are right in October or November. Some suppliers send out their roses as 'bare root' plants (ie without pots or compost), but we pot ours up as it helps to keep the roots hydrated and in good condition. As they are dormant throughout the winter, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be surprised if the compost falls away from the roots when you take them out of their pots. The roses can be kept in their pots throughout the winter provided they are kept well fed and watered, however ideally they should planted out as soon as possible. They will already have been cut back so no further pruning will be required, apart from snipping off any tips that have died back. Routine pruning can begin in late winter the year after planting.

  • Garden care: If planting in winter, choose a frost-free spell when the soil is not frozen. Roses are quite deep-rooted plants so dig a deep hole roughly twice as wide as the plants roots and mix in a generous amount of composted organic matter. A top-dressing of a general purpose fertiliser can be worked into the surrounding soil and we also recommend using Rose Rootgrow at this stage to encourage better root development. This is particularly important when planting into a bed where roses have previously been grown as Rose Rootgrow is said to combat rose sickness (aka. replant disease).

    Remove the plants from their pots and gently spread out the roots before placing them in the centre of the hole. Try to ensure that the 'bud union' (the point where the cultivated rose has been grafted onto the rootstock, and from where the shoots emerge) is at soil level. You can judge this quite easily by laying something flat, like a spade handle or bamboo cane, across the top of the hole. When they are at the right height, back-fill the hole, firming the soil down gently before watering the plant well.

    Water generously until well established, and apply a specialist rose fertiliser (following the manufacturers instructions) each spring. They will also benefit from a generous mulch of composted farmyard manure in spring, but make sure this is kept away from the stems.

    These require little annual pruning, apart from removing dead, damaged, diseased or congested branches completely in late winter. If however they become too big for their allotted space, cut back vigorous stems by a third and prune side shoots to within two or three buds. To totally renovate, cut all stems to within 10cm from the base.

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Lovely rose 🌹

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Lovely plant for a Ruby Wedding present

Joods

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The plant arrived at my friend's house in good condition. She was delighted when it flowered in the summer and sent me a photo. Said she hadn't had success with roses in pots before. Don't know if it is hardy as it has not yet been tested by a Scottish winter!

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Marlow, Bucks

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Beautiful gift

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Bought this as a 40th wedding anniversary gift. It arrived on time, well packaged and beautifully healthy. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Crocus 😊

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Rose - 'Ruby Wedding' or 'Ruby Anniversary'? Hi, I'm thinking about buying a rose for my parents Ruby Wedding Anniversary in September. My parents have a small garden with small patio. Please can you help me? 1) What is the difference between the two roses 'Ruby Wedding' and 'Ruby Anniversary'? 2) Is it best to plant the rose in the garden or keep it in a pot? 3) Does one of them produce more flowers or flower for longer than the other? 4)Which one has the most fragrance? I look forward to hearing from you very soon. Kind regards, Catherine

Katie

Hello Catherine, They are both very similar in size and scent, but the 'Ruby Wedding' is a hybrid T rose, so tend to have larger flowers, while the 'Ruby Anniversary' roses are smaller, and usually appear in small clusters. They are both happy in the ground or in a pot. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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