Rose ‘Birthday Wishes’ is a delightful shrub that is sure to bring joy to any celebration. Its clusters of small, lightly fragrant, orange-red flowers bloom above the plant’s dark green foliage, which remains semi-evergreen all year round. This vibrant variety is perfect for adding a pop of color to your patio, and it thrives in containers. It also makes a lovely addition to garden beds and borders, where it can tolerate a range of soil conditions. With a height of 50cm (20″) and a spread of 35cm (14″), Rose ‘Birthday Wishes’ is a charming and compact choice for any garden.
- Common Name(s):Birthday Wishes Rose
- Hardiness:Fully hardy
- How big will I get? Rosa ‘Birthday Wishes’ can grow to a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m.
- Did You Know That:Roses come in many different colors, each with its own symbolic meaning. For example, red roses represent love and passion, while yellow roses represent friendship and joy?
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Rosa ‘Birthday Wishes’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.
Rosa ‘Birthday Wishes’ prefers a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.
Rosa ‘Birthday Wishes’ should be pruned in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Begin by removing any dead, damaged, or diseased wood from the plant, making sure to sterilize your pruning shears between cuts to prevent the spread of disease. Next, cut back any old wood to encourage the growth of new shoots, cutting back to a healthy bud or lateral branch. Remove any weak or spindly growth that won’t produce good blooms, focusing on leaving strong, healthy shoots that will produce plenty of flowers. Finally, shape the plant by cutting back any overly long or unruly shoots, creating a more compact, attractive plant. By following these steps, you can keep your shrub roses healthy and blooming beautifully year after year.
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Rosa ‘Birthday Wishes’ can have problems with aphids, leafhoppers, and scale insects , it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as black spot, rust and powdery mildews. It is also known to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It is not considered to be toxic.