Long flowering with exceptional scent ‘Aloha’ thrives as either a climber or a bush rose. Its fullare a joy to behold and will give pleasure for many months, yet it is the beautiful, strong scent which makes this a rose of distinction.
Apply a dressing of rose fertilizer and spray with a general fungicide.
Do notin spring.
Buy and immediately plant-grown specimens.
Allow to flower freely. Deadhead (remove faded flowers) with about 10cm ofas the season progresses.
Water newly planted roses.
Tie up long shoots and remove any flower-heads still remaining on the plant.lightly if necessary to keep the shape.
Apply a mulch (ground covering) of rich.
Firmly secure long shoots against strong winds. Plant bare-root roses.
Climbing roses do not normally require any, but newly planted ones benefit from heavy in late spring and early summer. Water -grown roses regularly during the first year after planting.
Feed ‘Aloha’ at the beginning of the year and in the early summer with a general rose fertilizer. Neverany rose after mid-July.
If ‘Aloha’ is grown as a climber, keep thewell secured against its support. This is particularly important in winter. Otherwise it may become damaged by the wind. ‘Aloha’ is one of the great survivors and does not require any protection during the winter months.
I, PRUNING, 1
Aloha’ is a slow-growing, rose which produces abun-, dant flowers without prun-, ing and does not appreciate, being cut back more than, necessary
If growing it as a climber the onlyneeded is to remove dead, old or diseased and any withered shoots.
If growing this rose as a shrub, only lightis required. Remove any dead or diseased wood and trim to a neater shape
Planting and care
Before planting, dig the site over well and mix in organic manure. Dig a hole wider than theand deep enough to cover the bud union (knob where the is grafted to the root-stock). Refill and firm clown the soil with your heel. —
To grow ‘Aloha’ as a climber against a north wall, make sure the site catches the morning and evening sun in summer. It will not flourish in permanently shaded positions.lightly in spring after out any dead wood and maintain overall height at about 2m. With these precautions, ‘Aloha’ should make a remarkable in a difficult .
A lthough ‘Aloha’ was introduced in America as a climber, it is often more productive in Britain as a shrub. The moderate growth makes it ideal for a restricted area.
Like many of the modern climbing roses, ‘Aloha’ flowers throughout the summer and autumn. As a result, it does not grow vigorously in the manner of many of the older climbers, so do not expect it to ramble over a pergola.
Ideal situation ‘Aloha’ will grow easily anywhere in the garden as long it has a good depth of soil with plenty of organic manure incorporated.
Always give any new climbing rose plenty of space and never plant where another rose has grown continuously for the previous ten or more years, unless the topsoil is completely replaced.
One great advantage of ‘Aloha’ is that it will grow on a north wall. In fact, it thrives with very little sunlight although it will not grow in deep shade.
Almost any situation. Grow as a climber against a wall or round a pillar, or as a freestanding shrub.
Rich, moist soil with plenty of well-rotted manure worked into it.
Spray annually in spring with a combined fungicide and, and apply rose fertilizer. Deadhead (remove faded blooms) to prolong flowering. Tie up climbers at the start of winter.
Apply a comprehensive mixed fungicide spray when( ) first appear.
Repeat spray at monthly intervals to control both aphids and fungal diseases.
Only prune ‘Aloha’ lightly after removing dead wood if you want it to develop as a climber. If pruned, it will not climb at all but will grow as a bush rose instead.