Rose ‘Roald Dahl’
The release of this stunning rose marks the centenary of the birth of this beloved children’s book author. Peach-cream cupped buds are full and rotund, reminiscent of the famous book ‘James and the Giant Peach’. As a dense well-rounded shrub, ‘Roald Dahl’ is a romantic introduction to the garden. Winner of the 2020 Silver Medal and Irwin trophy at the Australian National Rose Trials. Exceptional tolerance to pests and diseases. DAVID AUSTIN, 2016.
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.