Rosa Special Anniversary (‘Whastiluc’) (PBR) is a perfect choice to celebrate any special occasion. This hybrid tea rose boasts large, fully double, creamy-white blooms that are subtly infused with a soft pink blush. The flowers carry a delightful, sweet fragrance that will fill the garden or patio with its delightful scent. The blooms are produced throughout summer and into autumn, above the glossy, dark green foliage. This rose has a compact, upright habit and is well-suited to growing in a large container or in the garden. It looks particularly striking when planted alongside other pastel-colored roses or in a mixed border. As a recipient of the Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR), you can be assured that this rose is of the highest quality and will be a cherished addition to any garden.
- Common Name(s):Special Anniversary Rose
- Hardiness:Fully hardy
- How big will I get? Rosa ‘Special Anniversary’ can grow to a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m.
- Did You Know That:The world’s largest rose bush is in Tombstone, Arizona, and covers an area of over 8,000 square feet?
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Rosa ‘Special Anniversary’ 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 ‘Special Anniversary’ prefers a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.
Rosa ‘Special Anniversary’ 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 ‘Special Anniversary’ 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.