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Albertine' is one of the most popular roses of all, a wichuraiana rambler bred in France in 1921. The sweet perfume is memorable, as is the sudden lavish display in summer of coppery pink, loosely double flowers on arching, thorny, reddish stems. It is very vigorous and can be trained into trees. Fully hardy, it prefers an open, sunny site and requires moist but well-drained soil. This vigorous rambling rose is perfect for training over a pergola or along an open wall, and the highly fragrant blooms make wonderful cut flowers. In a dry site, Albertine is prone to mildew.
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Flower colour: Pink
Feature: Scented flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Skill level: Experienced
Flowering period: June to July
Will definitely be looking to purchase this rose over the next week or so it sounds ideal to trail over a wooden fence we have at the side of the house.
I grew this beautiful rose in my previous garden. I lived in West Sussex, we had a south west facing garden and we grew the tree into an old apple tree. It was a highlight of the garden year when it came into bloom. Always an abundance of the most gorgeous and fragrant flowers. It always came out during Wimbledon fortnight and if I was very lucky, I would have blooms for about 3 weeks. I recently moved to North Cornwall and the soil here is a lot heavier and my garden faces North, but, I am going to give the Albertine a 'go' alongside an Oak at the bottom of the garden, where it does get a bit more sun. I do hope I am successful as I really do love this rose as thorny and as unruly as it can get! Those 2/3 weeks are well worth it.
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