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Rosa ‘Mortimer Sackler’

Shrub rose

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rosa 'Mortimer Sackler'
  • Common name: Shrub rose
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Rosa ‘Mortimer Sackler’ is a tall shrub rose with unusually small, dark green leaves and very few thorns. The name was chosen by Mortimer Sackler’s wife, who won the right to name the rose after her husband, in an auction.

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Delicate, soft pink, cup-shaped double flowers are borne on slender dark stems. As each flower matures the petals open and it gradually exposes its yellow stamens. The gentle, fruity fragrance is reminiscent of old roses.

A versatile shrub rose, grow Rosa ‘Mortimer Sackler’ as an upright shrub or short climber. It may also be grown in pots.

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Mulch once a year with well-rotted manure or compost, and prune in February. To prolong flowering in summer, deadhead regularly and add a high potash feed every fortnight.

How to grow Rosa 'Mortimer Sackler'

  • Plant size

    3.6m height

    1.3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

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Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Rosa 'Mortimer Sackler' and wildlife

Rosa 'Mortimer Sackler' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rosa 'Mortimer Sackler' poisonous?

Rosa 'Mortimer Sackler' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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