In a Nutshell
What we reckon you'll want to know
More than six hours of direct sun per day in summer to thrive.
Grow outside in a garden or patio space.
Able to brave tough weather conditions and low temperatures.
Easy to grow
Minimal pruning, watering and pest or disease concerns.
Why We Love It
Why We Love It
Enjoy a blaze of red blooms in any size of garden with the repeat-flowering 'Birthday Wishes' rose. Between June and November, this small patio shrub fills up with clusters of full, double roses. They have a light fragrance, in contrast to their dramatic, fiery colour.
The 'Birthday Wishes' is a hardy, semi-evergreen rose with dark, glossy leaves. Its compact size (it grows to approximately 60 cm high and 30 cm wide) makes it particularly well-suited to containers, but it's also very happy in a border or hedge. Though its colouring is attention-grabbing, this rose actually has a very easy-going nature – simply find it a sunny spot, where it will thrive and bring some visual warmth to your garden.
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How to Plant
How to Plant
The 'Birthday Wishes' rose enjoys full sun and will grow best in moist but well-drained soil. It's a compact patio rose, which makes it perfect for growing in containers on a sunny terrace or outdoor area.
Into the Ground
You'll need some well-rotted organic matter, fertiliser and your spade.
- Mix the organic matter and fertiliser into your soil.
- Dig a hole twice the size of your rose's rootball.
- Loosen the roots if needed and place your rose in the hole.
- Make sure the graft union (where the stems grow from the root) is the same height as the surrounding soil.
- Refill your hole.
- Use fertiliser and mulch each spring. Water well in dry periods. Prune your rose during its first winter.
Into a Pot
You'll need to choose a good-sized container that has drainage holes. Then, take some loam-based compost and your trowel.
- Cover the holes in your container with pieces of broken pot or stones.
- Add the compost to your pot. Press it down lightly to avoid air pockets forming.
- When your container is half full, place your rose inside. Check that the point where the stems begin to grow (the graft union) is approximately 5 cm below the top of the pot.
- Continue filling your container with compost and water your rose well.
- Each spring, use a rose fertiliser.
- Every two years, remove and replace the top 5 cm of compost.
Rosa 'Birthday Wishes'
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