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Rosa 'Albertine'

Rambler rose

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Rosa 'Albertine'

Plant details

Rosa 'Albertine' is one of the most popular roses of all, a wichuraiana rambler bred in France in 1921. Its sweet perfume is memorable, as is the sudden lavish display in summer of coppery pink, loosely double flowers on arching, thorny, reddish stems. It makes an excellent cut flower.

Grow Rosa 'Albertine' in an open, sunny site in moist but well-drained soil. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Albertine

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 500cm

Spread: 300cm

Flowering period: June to July

Reader reviews


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.


A must have airflow rose, in the right place, it will thrive. Most beautiful scent, Ideal on trellis near a patio or decking, everyone will comment on its beautiful scent.

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