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Purple Skyliner Patio Climbing Roses

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  • Colour: Purple to mauve-pink
  • Flower Shape: Semi-double, open
  • Fragrance: Medium
  • Flower Period: Almost continuously June-November
  • Leaves: Mid-green, glossy.
  • Height x Spread: 2.4 x 1.8m
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4 Litre
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Rosa Purple Skyliner - Patio Climbing / Rambling Roses. 4 Litre Pots.

Gentle purple to mauve-pink, semi-double flowers with a decent scent are produced in clusters almost continuously from June to November. The scent is about average strength. To 2.4m.

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  • Colour: Purple to mauve-pink
  • Flower Shape: Semi-double, open
  • Fragrance: Medium
  • Flower Period: Almost continuously June-November
  • Leaves: Mid-green, glossy.
  • Height x Spread: 2.4 x 1.8m

Growing Purple Skyliner Roses

Good, well drained soil, and something to grow it up is all you need for this shade-tolerant variety. Roses thrive on clay as long as it is not too waterlogged in winter. This fairly compact variety is suitable for large containers. 

Did You Know?

Bred in 2002 by Frank R. Cowlishaw. We think the parents are Veilchenblau and Yesterday: even if that's not correct, it is pretty much a miniature, repeat flowering version of the former. 

Registration code Franwekpurp.

Planting Instructions

How to Plant Climbing Roses

You can order bareroot roses for delivery from November to March. Containerised plants are available year round. 

Soak your roses' roots or pots for a little while before planting. This is an opportunity to prune the stems down to six to ten inches, and inspect the roots to trim off damaged ones.

Choose a spot with reasonable light: semi-shade will do, but full shade will not. Prepare the soil by breaking it up with a fork while removing roots, stones, etc.

  • On dry, sandy and chalky soil, dig a big hole, then backfill it with a soil mix improved with three quarters organic material, including compost and manure for fertility, and leafmould or our Rocket Gro soil improver for water retention.
  • On good garden soil, adding some organic material is beneficial, especially manure. Dig a shallow hole, deep enough to allow the graft/union to settle right at soil level, and wider than the roots.
  • On really heavy clay, which rose roots love, you do not need to dig: slit planting is good, and you can use organic material as a mulch on top.

Spread some Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi around the bottom of the hole,  where it will make contact with the roots.

Arrange a mound on the floor of the hole to set your rose's roots on, so they spread out, and the graft-union is slightly above soil level. Backfill the hole with the planting mix, firming it down as you go, at first with your hand to fix the rose in place, and then with your heel to firm it. Dust some bonemeal on the surface and water in thoroughly. In the process, the soil will settle down so that the graft is clear of the soil. 

How to prepare and plant a bareroot climbing rose video.

Mulch well in spring, and keep well watered during dry periods for the first year. Deadhead repeating roses to encourage continuous flowering. 

Newly planted roses shouldn't need much rose food, maybe a dash on poor dry soils. When they are settled in the second year onwards, feed them during the growing season with homemade compost teas and foraged sea weed, or some of our Neudorff rose food.

Mature shrub roses need gentle pruning compared to floribundas and hybrid teas. Prune to tidy the shape in winter. First remove the usual dead, diseased and badly positioned wood, ideally cutting out whole shoots back to a main stem, or outward facing bud. Then remove the wispiest stems, and some of the oldest wood from the centre. 

What to expect

Bareroot plants


Bareroot plants have no soil around the roots. They are light, easy to carry and plant.

Perfect for Winter

The ground tends to be wet in winter, ideal for planting bareroot plants.

Value for money

You pay less for the same size bareroot plants, compared to potted.


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