Rose 'Altissimo'

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Rosa or rose is a genus that certainly doesn't need an introduction. Popular the world over, roses are prized for their beauty and are a symbol of love, especially on St Valentines Day. There are many species of rose, some grow as shrubs, others are climbers. They usually have sharp thorns and they have attractive flower heads, with velvety petals in a wide array of colours. Of course they are the ultimate cut flower and they're also grown for use in the perfume industry. Roses have featured widely in art and literature. Roses can be easy to grow but they do need pruning and they are often prone to pests.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 3
Spread [m]
  • 2.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • budding
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
Gardening expertise
  • intermediate
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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