The Bush Rose 'Waltz Time' has large silvery-mauve flowers with a delightful scent. This beautiful rose is a very striking garden feature. The long-flowering period of these large-flowered roses allow you to enjoy months of colourful borders or hearty, fragrant rose gardens. It is a vigorous grower and forms a bushy, 80 cm high shrub.
This rose bushes grows best when planted in the ground. Prepare a large hole and improve the soil with compost and cow manure granules. Spread the roots of the roses out and plant them at the appropriate depth. The base of the stem should be about 5 cm below the soil surface, as they are sensitive to frost. If the soil and roots are dry, gently empty a bucket of water into the planting hole. Fill the hole with the soil and press firmly with your foot. Plant in a sunny position so that it experiences a rich bloom.
Bush Rose 'Waltz Time' is a good companion shrub
These large-flowered Hybrid Tea roses bloom from June until the first frost and will truly highlight your garden. They look beautiful in a border surrounded with a buxus hedge! You can combine these large-flowered roses with other plants and shrubs, although a well-filled rose bed has plenty of appeal just on its own. You can grow lower growing plants around the base such as Lamium Maculatum 'Beacon Silver'. Place them near a group of lavender or plant tulips so that they can bloom between your roses during the spring.
To encourage new growth deadhead the faded flowers, right up to the first five leaflet leaf. Rosa 'Waltz Time' requires plenty of food in order to experience a rich bloom. Provide with manure regularly; in the winter, place granulated cow manure granules around the base. Provide a mixed organic fertilizer early in the spring and special rose manure in July to allow for a great bloom and growth. To protect the vulnerable graft union point, we advice creating a mound of earth around the base of the bush before the start of winter. Spread this earth out again before pruning in the spring.
Pruning your 'Waltz Time' rose
Large-flowered roses should be pruned every spring. Prune in March leaving only about five of the strongest branches. Prune all branches until there are 3-5 eyes left (these are dormant buds that are difficult to detect). Always cut at an angle so that rain water can drip off. Also remove any unwanted suckers from the roots and any growth that is either dead or diseased. The roses that you'll receive from us have already been pruned, so they only need to be pruned the following year.
Waltz Time' is also an excellent rose as a cut flower for the home!
- Variety of
- Shrub Rose
- 1 - 90 cm
- Soil type
- Clay, Loam, Sand
- Full sun, Partial shade
- Needs protection