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Alibaba Climbing Rose Bushes

Rosa Alibaba

The details

  • Group: Climbing Hybrid Tea
  • Colour: Azalea pink / Apricot
  • Large, double flowers
  • Height: 2.5-3m
  • Scent: Medium, fruity & spicy
  • Flowering: Prolific & repeating Jun-Oct
  • Dark green leaves
  • Not recommended for cutting
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Alibaba Climbing Rose, Bareroot Plants

Good fruity scent and a cheerful, bright apricot-pink colour. This is a rapid fire variety, continuously shooting out masses of quite short-lived flowers the season, so it's definitely one to appreciate outdoors, rather than in a vase, and regular deadheading is necessary.

The flower stems are on the lax side, so the nodding blooms look best draped over pergolas and arches where they can be seen from below easily. The foliage matures from mid to dark green. To 3m

Browse our other climbing roses, or our full range of roses.

Features

  • Group: Climbing Hybrid Tea
  • Colour: Azalea pink / Apricot
  • Large, double flowers
  • Height: 2.5-3m
  • Scent: Medium, fruity & spicy
  • Flowering: Prolific & repeating Jun-Oct
  • Dark green leaves
  • Not recommended for cutting
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Alibaba Roses

Plant in fertile, rich soil, in full sun or part shade, so east, west or south facing. Mulch in spring with garden compost or manure, feed the growing season. Do not allow to dry out. Prune in late winter/early spring.

If you live in a hot, dry area of the South, it will perform best in partial shade during the middle of the day, as too much heat tends to make the already quite short-lived flowers fade even faster and lose some of their scent.

In Your Garden Design

A useful rose as it will work in shady areas and on north walls. The salmon flowers would look stunning against a brick wall and entwined with clematis. Good colour combinations to consider.

Did You Know?

Bred by Christopher Warner in 2006 and registered under the code CHEwalibaba.

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is the title of an Arabic folk history that was translated by Antoine Galland, as part of the One Thousand and One Nights collection. The real heroine of the story is Ali Baba's European slave girl, Morgiana, Arabized as Marjaneh, who was presumably captured by Imperial Islamic navies raiding the coast of France or Italy, based on her name. She solves most of the problems in the story and kills all the wicked thieves. At the end of the tale, Morgiana's owner frees her and rewards her with his son Khaled's hand in marriage. Ali Baba, originally a humble lumberjack, passed the cave of treasure on to Khaled and Morgiana, and it remained in their family until 1999, when Jack Ma took it over.

Planting Instructions

How to plant Alibaba Roses

Choose a spot with as much light as possible. Improve the soil from the hole by removing roots, weeds, large stones and other rubbish and mixing in about 25% by volume of well-rotted compost or manure.

Position your rose so its roots are spread out, wet them and sprinkle them with Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi.

Then backfill the hole with mixed soil and compost, firming it gently as you go. Water in thoroughly.

Deadhead. Prune in late winter or early spring.

Watch a video on how to plant a bare-root rose here.