Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriere'

Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriere' is an incredible grower, this climbing rose has lovely clusters of white, sometimes flushed soft-pink, double flowers, which go on flowering for months at a stretch. More
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Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriere' is an incredible grower, this climbing rose has lovely clusters of white, sometimes flushed soft-pink, double flowers, which go on flowering for months at a stretch – vigorous and really healthy.

Plant it to cover a wall, or to brighten a yew hedge, fence or shed. This is a very fragrant rambler.

This will arrive ready for planting straight away, and will flower in the summer.

  • Comes with full planting instructions

Genus Rosa
Variety Madame Alfred Carriere
Group/Species Noisette Climber
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 (12ft)
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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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