And now for something to amaze your friends and family - an eye-catching, bicoloured rose, producing masses of amazing two-toned flowers.
A great partner for our other striped rose, 'Oranges and Lemons', 'Raspberry Ripple' has red blooms that are boldly splashed and striped with white, superb as a cut flower and striking in mixed flower borders.
A repeat flowering floribunda rose, Raspberry Ripple produces clusters of large, blooms throughout the summer and into the autumn, so if you're looking for a rose a little out of the ordinary, then this is the one for you.
Being a floribunda, this rose bush has good disease resistance, is hardy and easy to grow, and produces large clusters of lightly fragrant blooms over a long season, making it ideal in the garden or in a large pot on the patio or balcony.
The incredible colour is caused by what is known as a 'jumping gene' which creates instability in the colour genes of each flower, so it can be either of two colours. This makes each petal and each flower 100% unique, giving a lovely contrasting mix - and it only occurs in red and orange roses.
Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot.
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.