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Soleil Vertical Climbing Roses

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  • Type: Climbing
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Height: 2.4m
  • Spread: 1.8m
  • Scent: Medium, citrus/tea
  • Flowering: Jun-Nov
  • Size: 10-12cm
  • Disease resistant
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Description

Soleil Vertical Climbing Roses

Said to be one of the best of the yellow climbing roses, Soleil Vertical is indeed a sun beam! It's a fast-growing modern climber to 2.4m x 1.8m, with exceptional disease resistance: ideal for beginners and places where other roses have struggled.

Masses of large, frilled, deep sulphur-yellow, loosely double, cupped blooms keep on coming from June to winter. They're an old-fashioned style, up to 10-12cm, bursting with up to 40 petals each and formed in small bunches over the stems. Held against the dark, glossy green foliage, the burnt orange buds make quite an impact.

Its lovely, medium strength fragrance has hints of citrus and tea rose.

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Features

  • Type: Large climbing rose.
  • Colour: Yellow with orange buds.
  • Height: 2.4m.
  • Spread: 1.8m.
  • Scent: Medium, citrus/tea
  • Flowering: June to November, repeat flowering.
  • Size: 10-12cm blooms.
  • Disease resistant and vigorous.

Growing Soleil Vertical Roses

It is a good size for covering relatively big areas, like walls, pergolas and arches. You can grow it in very large containers, but be prepared to water it a lot.

Roses need to be well watered during their first year until their roots get established. They are relatively shallow-rooted, so the roots need to be coaxed out into the surrounding soil away from the original planting hole.

Even when established, a good soaking once a week in a dry summer will greatly benefit your plants, greedy things that they are, along with a regular high-potash feeding during the growing season and a general fertiliser before that in the spring.

Prune back to healthy buds in late winter for strong growth. Training climbing roses is important - gently tie in main stems horizontally, as this encourages flowering shoots to grow vertically. Deadhead regularly in summer for continuous flower production.

Planting Companions for Soleil Vertical

Those lovely yellow blooms contrast nicely with late-flowering clematises, such as the purple Etoile Violette. If you'd rather extend the flowering season, add a variety like Clematis Frankie, with blue flowers from March-May and decorative seedheads.

The yellow flowers look particularly striking against dark, evergreen hedges, where they really stand out at dawn and dusk.

In a walled garden, it makes a perfect backdrop to herbaceous or mixed borders full of pinks and reds.

Did You Know?

A French rose, bred by Delbard under the seedling code Delsar and introduced in 2009, it can also be found under the name Golden Ladder. It won awards at the prestigious Rome Rose Trials, the International Rose Trials in Monza, Italy and Lyon Rose Trials.

Yellow flowers are poetically associated with friendship and joy, however, in the old language of flowers, when people were able to communicate without emoticons, yellow roses symbolised jealousy, or the ending of cordial relations.

Planting Instructions

How to plant Soleil Vertical Roses

Choose a spot with as much light as possible. Dig a hole sufficiently deep to allow the rose to be planted with the graft union at soil level and with plenty of room for its roots which should be spread out. 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. If planting pot-grown roses gently loosen some roots out of the ball before planting.

Then backfill the hole with mixed soil and compost, firming it gently as you go. Keep the union at the level of the surrounding soil. Water in thoroughly.