'Fighting Temeraire' is a rose of very different character to most English Roses making a beautiful and very useful addition to the collection. The fully open flowers are very large, 4-5" across, have only ten petals, and are produced with exceptional freedom. They are a rich apricot colour, with an area of yellow behind the stamens. By the time the petals are ready to drop, the colour has faded to a soft yellow-apricot. The tips of the pointed buds are red, as are the young leaves and foliage, further enhancing the effect. The fragrance is medium to strong, very fruity with a strong element of lemon zest. It is healthy and vigorous.
This rose was named for the Turner Contemporary Gallery, on Margate's seafront in Kent. The Fighting Temeraire is a painting from 1839 by the English landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, JMW Turner.
It will develop into a most attractive, spreading shrub, the many stems producing a mass of flowers held in large heads. This is a very good choice for a mixed border, where the rich colour will create a focal point. Position this rose toward the middle or back of the border.
Roses thrive on sunshine, ideally a minimum of four hours each day to perform their best. However, roses can still perform well in shadier locations, with selected varieties suitable for growing against a north wall.
Roses can be planted year round, but avoid doing so when the ground is frozen, waterlogged or in periods of drought. Dusting the roots with Mycorrhizal Fungi when planting will aid establishment. Allow your rose plenty of space to develop to its best, sited away from intense competition of trees & hedges.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plant in early spring to help retain moisture and help keep competing weeds at bay. Gently fork rose fertiliser into the soil surface and continue to water well throughout the growing season. Dead-head flowers to encourage fresh new blooms to follow.
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