Rosa 'Mountbatten'

Rosa 'Mountbatten'

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Rosa 'Mountbatten'
  • Common name: Rose
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 75cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
  • Features: Flowers

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Rosa 'Mountbatten' is a sturdy, reliable rose, excelling in the garden both as a bedding rose for growing en masse, and as a specimen shrub in borders or containers. It also makes a good hedge, especially in mild districts where the foliage is semi-evergreen. It bears large yellow flowers with a fruity perfume, in contrast with leathery foliage. 

Grow Rosa 'Mountbatten' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. As a floribunda rose, it should be pruned from late winter to early spring. Cut back the main stems to 25cm to 45cm above the ground pruning to just above an outward-facing bud. Reduce sideshoots to two or three buds. Remove any spindly or diseased growth. To encourage young, vigorous growth, cut back a third of the oldest stems almost to their base every year. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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