A glorious floribunda rose, ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ is fabulous indeed, and was Rose of the Year in 2010.
Repeat flowering with beautiful flowers between May and October, ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ will bloom continuously with its clusters of beautiful, large butter yellow double flowers with golden centres that fade to cream as they age. They have a delicate and distinctive sweet liquorice perfume, unusual in a rose.
Grow it in a pot or near a path or on the patio so that you can really appreciate the flowers and fragrance, and it’s a great cut flower too. Very robust with excellent disease resistance, ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ is a superb choice for your garden.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for a stunning display for many years to come.
Supplied as a freshly potted, professional quality plant in a 3L pot, growing to a height of 75cm (2½ft) and width of 60cm (2ft).
To prune, just remove any dead, dying, damaged and diseased stems and also deadhead regularly.
Traditionally, you would cut just above a leaf joint with a sloping cut away from the bud, however, this isn't necessary, and don’t worry about pruning too much - roses are very resilient and will grow back.
When pruning, make sure that your secateurs are clean and sharp to prevent squashing stems and introducing disease.
Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help the plant establish quicker.