Rose 'Penelope'

A wonderful garden and picking rose, which as Vita says, "goes on and on, untiringly and whose every bud opens in water". Its beautiful, scented and has a very long vase life. More
1 bare root 520065 £12.95 Delivery early December
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A wonderful garden and picking rose, which as Vita says, "goes on and on, untiringly and whose every bud opens in water". Its beautiful, scented and has a very long vase life.

Genus Rosa
Variety Penelope
Group Shrub Rose
Type Hardy Perennial
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 120cm (47in)
Spacing 1.2m (4ft)
Care Tips Water well until established, add fertiliser and mulch in the spring. Prune in the winter, and train it according to the Sissinghurst method.
Flowering July - September
Vase Life This has a beautiful strong scent. This will look good in the vase for 5-10 days.
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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Long lived wonderful rose

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Reviewed 11th June 2015 by Penny Haswell

I was given a 'Penelope' as a gift some 25 years ago. It has survived neglect, sadly, living in a pot for many years and then moving some 150 miles to its current position. Throughout it has flowered profusely, gorgeous delicate fragrance with flowers which survive steady persistent rain. It's not totally resistant to blackspot, but otherwise and in a non-chemical garden, it has shown great stamina! I thoroughly recommend!