A recent introduction, 'Novalis' is a floribunda rose which produces large clusters of cupped lilac blooms, creating a gorgeous effect in your garden which lasts over many seasons - few other plants can do that for you!
Perfect for new gardeners or those with very little time on their hands Novalis is hardy, more robust and more disease resistant than many other roses and one of the easiest types to grow - ideal for most garden situations, including containers.
Happy in full sun, this versatile rose will also thrive in light shade, filling the garden with its light perfume.
Supplied as a single bare-root bush, ready for immediate planting, reaches 1m when mature.
Aftercare Information for your 'Novalis' 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 'Novalis':
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 'Novalis' (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 donít worry about pruning too much - roses are very resilient and will grow back.