Announced as the Rose of the Year for 2020, Sweet Honey ‘Kormecaso’ is a charming, fragrant rose and the worthy winner at the festival of Roses held at the 2019 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
A repeat-flowering Floribunda with Hybrid-Tea-shaped buds which form in clusters, its creamy, apricot-coloured blooms are excellent for cutting.
Compact and perfect in a pot on the patio this is an easy-to-grow rose with strong robust growth and dark green glossy leaves - perfect for beds and borders and is naturally resistant to many problems associated with roses.
Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting.
Aftercare Information for your 'Sweet Honey' rose:
Water well every other day - daily if the weather is hot and dry.
Established roses can be watered around once a week through spring and summer - more if the weather is hot.
For best results, feed roses in in late-March/April and again late July.
Planting Advice for 'Sweet Honey':
Roses can be planted at any time of the year, as long as the soil is not frozen, waterlogged or drought dry.
Plant your rose where it can get plenty of sun for at least half of the day, and where it will be sheltered from the wind.
Add plenty of well-rotted manure into the hole and plant so that the graft union (the swollen are when the stems meet the roots) is just below soil level. Add mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help the plant establish quicker.
Pruning Advice for Rosa 'Sweet Honey' (R):
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.