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Rosa 'Danse du Feu' (ClF)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub or Rose

Habit

Climbing

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Red and Pale Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Bronze and Dark Green in Spring
Dark Green in Autumn and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

rose 'Danse du Feu'

Family

Rosaceae


Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits

Climbing Floribunda roses are vigorous shrubs with often fragrant, single to double flowers in small or large clusters, borne from summer to autumn

'Danse du Feu' is a climbing rose to 3-4m in height, with dark green leaves, slightly bronzed when young. Scented double, scarlet-red flowers, 6-7cm in width, opening flat, produced both singly and in clusters, summer to autumn.

Synonym(s)

  • Rosa DANSE DU FEU
  • Rosa 'Spectacular'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in full sun with fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring and a balanced fertiliser again in early summer. Tolerant of shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Clay, Loam, Sand or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by budding in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Cut Flowers or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 17 (roses)

Pests

Aphids, leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits and deer can cause damage

Diseases

May be affected by black spot, rose rust and powdery mildews