Albertine Rambling Rose
A fantastic sight in June, Albertine roses carry masses of large, beautifully scented salmon-pink flowers that unusually for a rambler are almost double. The leaves and stems are glossy and heavily burnished with coppery-red, especially when young. The combination of flower, scent and foliage won Albertine the RHS Award of Garden Merit and rightly so; it is a terrific rose. It is disease resistant (often the case with roses with glossy leaves) and an ideal rambler to grow against a wall or fence.
Always remember that rambling roses can put on weight as they get older... their support needs to be strong enough to take the strain. Albertine is not the biggest by any means, but she will add windage to a fence, small tree or shed in an exposed site or by the sea - where she grows very well indeed. Trouble free but watch out for mildew which generally means Albertine is under stress usually caused by a lack of water. On good soil and in a sheltered sunny position Albertine can reach 6 metres but can easily be kept to 4 metres high and a little less across.
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