Rose 'Munstead Wood'
Beautiful velvet crimson flowers adorn this shrub throughout the season. Flowers unfurl into a beautifully cupped bloom. Leaves emerge reddish-bronze turning to a beautiful green. The fragrance is strong and reminiscent of blackberries, blueberries and damson. ‘Munstead Wood’ was named for the country home of the famous late 19th century Arts and Crafts garden designer and writer Gertrude Jekyll. One of the best garden performers and cut flowers. DAVID AUSTIN, 2007
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.