Rose 'Jessica's Rose'
Bred by Australia's own Bruce Brundrett, 'Jessica's Rose' is new to the rose world, but his roses are not. Named for his grand-daughter, this outstanding bush rose grows to around 1-1.2m in a pleasing rounded shape, and bears a profusion of lightly fragrant, soft pink flowers which age to white. Outstanding in the garden, and stunning in a vase. AUSTRALIAN HYBRID TEA C.2019
Plant in an open, sunny position (at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight each day), in free-draining, neutral soil that is rich in organic matter. Water deeply to encourage strong roots when establishing and provide supplementary watering during dry periods. Roses are heavy feeders and will benefit from organic fertiliser, twice-yearly in heavy soils (spring and late summer) or four times in sandy soil. Deadhead regularly for repeat flowering. Prune in late winter by a third for size and shape, creating an open vase form and removing any diseased or damaged wood.