Rose 'Jude The Obscure'
Named for the 1895 novel by Thomas Hardy. There are few more magnificent roses than ‘Jude the Obscure’ with its unique chalice-shaped flowers and award-winning fruity fragrance. Flowers carry apricot petals fringed in light cream tones. Repeat flowering, the blooms are reminiscent of an Old Masters painting in their cupped nature. An exceptional rose and cut flower variety. DAVID AUSTIN, 1995.
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.