This stunning rose is a true feast for the senses, boasting clusters of cupped rosettes in a delicate shade of mid-pink. The blooms start off small and gradually grow to a medium-large size, exuding a powerful and irresistible fragrance that blends the sweet scent of heather honey with the warm, spicy aroma of myrrh. The glossy, dark foliage provides a striking contrast to the delicate flowers, creating an overall appearance of effortless elegance. Its name pays homage to the gothic revival house in Twickenham, London, which was built by Horace Walpole. Bred by David Austin in 2006, this rose is a true masterpiece that will add a touch of sophistication and beauty to any garden or outdoor space.
- Common Name(s):Strawberry Hills Rose
- Hardiness:Fully hardy
- How big will I get? Rosa ‘Strawberry Hills’ can grow to a height of 3m and a spread of 2m.
- 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 ‘Strawberry Hills’ 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 ‘Strawberry Hills’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.
Rosa ‘Strawberry Hills’ should be pruned in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Start by removing any dead, damaged, or diseased wood from the plant, cutting back to healthy wood and sterilizing your pruning shears between cuts to prevent disease spread. To encourage the growth of new canes, cut back the lateral branches on the main stems to two or three buds. Tie in new canes to your support structure as they grow, using a soft material like twine or velcro tape to prevent damage to the plant. Finally, remove any crossing branches or branches that are rubbing against each other to prevent damage and encourage healthy growth. By following these steps, you can keep your climbing roses healthy, attractive, and blooming beautifully year after year.
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Rosa ‘Strawberry Hills’ 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.