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Admiral Rodney

from $16.50

Type: Hybrid Tea

Brand: Trew

Admiral Rodney

Admiral Rodney is a showy, intensely fragrant rose with large blooms which flower abundantly – often with several blooms to a stem.

Uniquely coloured, its petals vary from rose-pink to lavender or even a darker mauve, with a deeper shade beneath.

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Breeder: Trew
Height: Medium approx. 60cm x Spread 60cm
Foliage: Dark Green.

Continuous flowering through summer and spot flowering through year. Moderately fragrant. A variety loved for it’s exhibition form and unique colour and perfume. A reasonably hardy plant but not as vigorous as some.
Rose Bloom Shape: High Centred
Petal Count: Very Full 40+ Petals approx.

Tried and true, this classic rose was (appropriately) bred by C. Trew in the UK in 1973. It was introduced, commercially, in the same year by Warley Rose Gardens, Ltd under the name “Admiral Rodney”. It became available in Australia in 1976.

The rose is named for Admiral Rodney, an 18th century British naval officer. It is claimed that Admiral Rodney pioneered the, then, radical and highly unorthodox tactic of ‘breaking the line’ to claim a famous victory over the French navy in 1782. This makes Admiral Rodney a perfect gift for someone who is determined, creative, unconventional and innovative.

Admiral Rodney blooms in exhibition form (petals spiralling out from a high centre). Flowers feature around 45 petals offset beautifully by large, glossy, deep green leaves.

Admiral Rodney spot flowers throughout the year, but is most prolific in summer It thrives best in full sun in the garden, or perhaps in a large pot on a sunny deck. The plant can be expected to reach a medium height of around 60cm but has been known to reach 100cm.

Discounts apply at checkout for more than 3 roses ordered
Further discounts apply over $100 & $500 website spend

Potted Rose Supplied in Plastic Pot or Gro Bag. May be supplied as a recently potted dormant plant during Winter while into Spring and Summer will be well-established and possibly flowering. A potted rose will be settled long enough to establish that it has a good survival rate. Protect from frost and keep well watered.

Bare-Root Rose will be supplied only in damp paper with sawdust, spaghnum or peat moss and as the name suggests with bare roots ready to plant and must be planted immediately after soaking for 24 hours after arrival. Bare-root roses have more risk of non-survival than a potted rose and generally one would expect 80-90% survival rates.

Water well and often with no fertilisers at planting for approx. 3 weeks until established.

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