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Rosa 'Compassion'


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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Rosa 'Compassion'

Plant details

You'll need to grow this rose against a dark-coloured wall for best effect: the Hybrid Tea flowers open from high-pointed buds to a ruffled mix of pale pink, apricot and orange. Avoid a white background because you won't see them. Alternatively, try it with contrasting strong-coloured climbers up a pergola, so that its strong scent wafts about as you pass through. Nip off the fading flowers quickly because they rapidly fade to a dull brown. Removing spent flowers will also generate a regular supply of new buds. An added plus is the glossy, shiny foliage.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Cultivar: Compassion

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Peach

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 75cm

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We have removed thick ivy from the walls of our 20yr old brick built house. No damage to bricks or mortar, but despite use of scraper, wire brush, brick acid, flamegun, algon etc, we are unable to get rid of the residue of aerial roots. Any ideas please! In desperation we are even thinking of replanting ivy! but would rather not as a)we have lovely climbing roses which we'd rather not 'mask', and b) the ivy was really thick and populated by birds (v noisy dawn chorus) and spiders!

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