Rose 'Madame Alfred Carrière'

Rose 'Madame Alfred Carrière' 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 Carrière' 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
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 (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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Rose 'Madame Alfred Carrière' reviews

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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