Bush Rose 'Dame de Coeur' - Shrub
When you receive your rose 'Dame de Coeur' place in a bucket full of lukewarm water overnight. This rose bushes grows best when planted in the ground. Prepare a large hole and improve the soil with compost and cow manure. Spread the roots of the roses out and plant them at the appropriate depth. The base of the stem should be about 5 cm below the soil surface, as they are sensitive to frost. If the soil and roots are dry, gently empty a bucket of water into the planting hole. Fill the hole with the soil and press firmly with your foot. Plant in a sunny position so that it experiences a rich bloom.Rose 'Dame de Coeur' makes an excellent combination plant
These large-flowered Hybrid Tea roses bloom from June until the first frost and will truly highlight your garden. They look beautiful in a border surrounded with a buxus hedge! You can combine these large-flowered roses with other plants and shrubs, although a well-filled rose bed has plenty of appeal just on its own. You can grow lower growing plants around the base such as Lamium Maculatum 'Beacon Silver'. Place them near a group of lavender or plant tulips so that they can bloom between your roses during the spring.
Rosa 'Dame de Coeur' is a hybrid tea rose. It is a very strong and healthy shrub with a bushy growth, which produces a lot of large beautiful red, fragrant flowers. Rose 'Dame de Coeur' is also great for cutting.
To encourage new growth deadhead the faded flowers, right up to the first five leaflet leaf. Rosa 'Dame de Coeur' requires plenty of food in order to experience a rich bloom. Provide with manure regularly; in the winter, place cow manure around the base. Provide a mixed organic fertilizer early in the spring and special rose manure in July to allow for a great bloom and growth. To protect the vulnerable graft union point, we advice creating a mound of earth around the base of the bush before the start of winter. Spread this earth out again before pruning in the spring.Pruning your Dame de Coeur
Large-flowered roses should be pruned every spring. Prune in March leaving only about five of the strongest branches. Prune all branches until there are 3-5 eyes left (these are dormant buds that are difficult to detect). Always cut at an angle so that rain water can drip off. Also remove any unwanted suckers from the roots and any growth that is either dead or diseased. The roses that you'll receive from us have already been pruned, so they only need to be pruned the following year.