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Rosa 'Call Red'

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Orange

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

Call Red' is a smallish, new front-of-border floribunda (introduced in 2006 at the Hampton Court Flower Show) that has a nice mix of shiny green leaves and lightly scented orange and pink flowers, which keep appearing right through summer. Alternatively, grow it around the edge of a circular island bed with stronger, more dominant plants in the centre. Also try alternating it with similarly sized reds (for example, 'Trumpeter') and yellows ('Glenfiddich'). Cut back in February by just over half, forcing up plenty of new spring growth.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Call Red

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to prune: February to February


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