Fill your garden with the sensational, fiery blooms of Rose 'Alinka'.
A traditional rose bred back in the heyday of rose gardening during the 70's when every garden had a favourite rose bush, and bright colours were a must-have.
Alinka is a beautiful hybrid tea rose and certainly caught the eye of our growers with its scorching blooms and light, delicate fragrance.
Its medium to large bi-coloured flowers open from scarlet-red buds into a sunset combination of rich red and golden yellow and the blooms start early in the season in late May and continue right into the last warm and sunny days of autumn.
An upright and bushy shrub with dark green, glossy leaves, Alinka will grow to around 1-1.2m producing blooms which are perfect as cut flowers.
Supplied as a bare-root shrub, ready for planting out now.
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 dont 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.