'The Ancient Mariner' is an impressive variety, bearing masses of very large blooms almost continually from June until the first frosts. Beautiful at all stages, the pink buds gradually open to many petalled, incurved cups with a strong, warm myrrh fragrance. The open blooms are a lovely rich glowing pink at the centre, becoming paler towards the edges. Over time, a cluster of golden stamens is revealed at the heart of each bloom.
The name of this rose was inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, published in 1798 in Lyrical Ballads
A very healthy and vigorous rose, it will quickly form a larger than average shrub. Whilst being a very useful variety for positioning towards the middle or back of the border, it works equally well planted on its own, creating a dramatic display.
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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