Rosa 'Alexander'


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


photo by Howard Rice, copyright GAP Photos (47009)

Plant details

There are almost an infinite number of roses available to the public. Each year new cultivars are produced by the main nurseries. 'Alexander' is a known as a large flowered bush rose. It has bright red, urn-shaped flowers that can reach over 12cm (5in) across on long stems, and dark glossy leaves. It makes an excellent cut flower. With careful deadheading plants should bloom from early summer until autumn.

Family: Roseaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Alexander

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 200cm

Spread: 80cm

Time to prune: February to March

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