Super Star Hybrid Tea Rose Bushes
- Height: 1m
- Colour: Vermillion
- Shape: Double
- Scent: Medium
- Flowering period: Repeat
- Type: Hybrid Tea
Super Star Hybrid Tea
Super Star roses have stood the test of time. Bred in 1960 they are still the best selling vermillion rose in the UK today and there is no real rival in sight. This is the most brilliant rose where a colour statement is needed. Super Star is the colour of the lipsticks in the early series of Madmen; it is the brightest orange-red and produces a succession of stately blooms on long stems that just beg to be cut. (And the more it is, the more it flowers). This is a strong growing rose reaching 4ft in the right position and generally pretty healthy. Occasionally it gets a bit of mildew towards the end of summer, but we think this is a function of its terrific flowering effort combined with lack of moisture at the roots. It does not tend to happen in well-prepared and well mulched rose borders.
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Great for your garden
Like all hybrid tea roses, it likes good soil in a nice sunny spot given the choice. However, like most bush roses she will also settle for second best if necessary. It pays to remember that most border roses are grown on roots that are descended from some of the hardiest wild roses in the UK. So a bit of cold or a bit of wet is no real problem. Roses demand good light levels however. It is big enough to look good in the middle of your rose border, and we would recommend planted in a triangular group of three with 60-80 cms between the plants.
- Type: Hybrid Tea
- Colour: Brilliant Vermillion
- Flower shape: Classic Fully double
- Fragrance strength: Good
- Final height and spread: 4ft x 2ft
- Flowering season: All summer
- Repeat Flowering: Yes
- Disease resistance: Good
How to plant Super Star
You can buy bareroot roses to plant from November to April, or container roses are available all year round.
Choose a relatively sunny spot in the border. Dig a hole deep enough so that the rose will be planted with the graft union at soil level and without any cramping of its roots. Improve the soil from the hole by removing roots, weeds, large stones and other rubbish and adding a good measure of well rotted compost or manure. Sprinkle Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi in the bottom of the hole so it will make contact with the roots. If planting container grown plants gently tease some roots out of the ball before planting.
Position your Super Star rose centrally, spread its roots and backfill the hole with soil, firming well into place. Water in thoroughly.
Feed and mulch with well rotted manure in spring and keep well watered during dry periods for the first year.
Hybrid Tea roses are pruned in late winter, when the strongest shoots can be cut back to an outward facing bud about 40 cms above soil level and the weakest shoots are removed altogether. Super Star should be deadheaded throughout the summer to encourage continuous flowering.