Rosa 'Madame Alfred Carrière'

An incredible grower, with lovely clusters of warm-white, double flowers, sometimes with a soft pink blush. More
1 bare root 520010-1 £12.95 Delivery mid November
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An incredible grower, with lovely clusters of warm-white, double flowers, sometimes with a soft pink blush. Flowers profusely and healthily for months. Very fragrant and tolerates a north-facing position.

Genus Rosa
Group/Species Noisette Climber
Variety Madame Alfred Carrière
Type Hardy Perennial Climber
Common Name Rose
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 3.6m (11ft 8in)
Spacing 3m (10ft)
Care Tips Water until well-established, and apply a fertiliser and mulch each spring. Prune in winter, by following the Sissinghurst rose pruning technique.
Flowering June - September, continuous flowering
Vase Life This will last from 5 - 10 days in a vase.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Rosa 'Madame Alfred Carrière' reviews

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Val

Planted can tell more once flowered

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Caroline

Seems to be growing well - time will tell

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Donna

I am absolutely delighted with these roses. They have grown to an incredible height and spread fully, considering that i only purchased them as bare root plants in January this year. One of the plants has produced 4 beautiful roses too, again much to my surprise being such a new addition to my garden. I can highly recommend and will be purchasing again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maxine

Growing beautifully by my front door.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mr Vale

I actually purchased two for a north facing fence/ obelisk and they are doing extremely well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Eoin

I bought two bareroot roses to grow up the North-facing front wall of our house. They're thriving! They've only been planted for a few months, but have already had half-a-dozen blooms.
I was also very impressed with the sustainable packaging both the roses and other plants I've ordered from SR have arrived in. Thank you for being so environmentally friendly! I'd highly recommend any and all of your plants and products.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Walder

healthy plant but have not seen flower yet

A good rose for north facing wall

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Reviewed 2nd June 2018 by John Cowley

I planted this in November 2016 on a north facing wall. Now in June 2018 it has grown to about 4ft x 4 ft and is starting to bloom very nicely. I followed all the instructions on preparing the ground and fertilizing. It doesn’t seem like it needs pruning just yet. No problems with the leaves or pests so far. I’m very happy!

A perfect rose

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Reviewed 15th May 2018 by mary johnnson

I cannot fault this rose and recommend it to everyone who will listen. It is large, vigorous and very healthy. It covers itself with white blossoms from May to December - and it is scented. What else could I ask. To tell the truth, I'm a little in awe of this rose.

What to do when very old and woody

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Reviewed 27th September 2015 by Sue

This is a stunning rose, beautiful fragrance, flowers through until November but, after 16 years, it is very large and the main stems very thick and woody. I'm concerned that if I cut it back, the rose will die. I recommend that, since it is such a vigorous plant, it is pruned back to avoid this situation.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback, we would reccommend pruning this variety during the Winter. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring and a balanced fertiliser again in early summer. When Pruning in late Winter follow our Sissinghurst rose pruning technique - Sissinghurst rose pruning technique"

Posted 2nd October 2015


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Reviewed 18th March 2015 by Jennifer Crombie

I love this beautiful rose which I have found to be a vigorous grower, and which has produced prolific flowers since planting. (Mine flowered right through to November last year.) I have several of these in various aspects of the garden, and mine seem to be 'no-fuss' growers in terms of mildew and blackspot - I give them a quick spray in early spring, and that seems to do the job for the rest of the year. I also don't seem to have a problem with caterpillars - possibly because I actively encourage wasps into the garden? The flowers have the most gorgeous fragrance, and make sitting on the patio an absolute delight in summer and the autumn. I cannot recommend this rose highly enough.

Slow to get going

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Reviewed 26th June 2014 by Jessica

Having had this climber for a couple of years now, I can confirm that it is very vigorous and does well on a north wall too. However, it is common for this variety to not flower at all for the first 2-3 years, particularly if north facing. They are also tender-leaved, a big favourite of sawfly caterpillars, which have munched mine happily. Mme de Carrière is as susceptible to black spot and mildew as any other rose, in my opinion. Still a stunning flower, once it eventually gets going.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"It's a shame that the caterpillars have initially stunted it's growth, hopefully now it's happy and established, it'll flower more prolifically every year for you!"

Posted 26th June 2014