As the long, warm days of summer arrive, there’s lots to excite the senses in the garden at Powis. From the first flush of roses in June to the colourful herbaceous borders blooming in profusion in high summer, there’s plenty waiting to be discovered.
What would a garden be without roses? From June they flower in abundance throughout the garden.
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The Powis Castle Bare Root Rose Collection

The Powis Castle Bare Root Rose Collection is inspired by some of the roses grown at Powis Castle, in Powys, Wales.

The castle and garden are under the care of the National Trust and the Blue Diamond Group are delighted to be in a 5-year collaboration with the Trust which will see the promotion and development of many roses inspired by or linked to the National Trust. 

Through sales generated from the National Trust Collection by Blue Diamond, a minimum of 10% of the retail sales price per product will be given to the National Trust to help look after nature, beauty and history for everyone, forever.

Bare root roses in this collection are supplied by Bridgemere Nursery, owned by the Blue Diamond Group, based in Nantwich, Cheshire.  Find out more on YouTube.

All packaging used to send out the bare root roses is fully recyclable.

Image Credit: ©National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

The National Trust Powis Castle Rose Collection

The National Trust Powis Castle Rose Collection

This special collection consists of 6 bare root roses, inspired by roses at Powis Castle gardens which include: 

Rosa Arthur Bell (Climber)
Rosa Queen Elizabeth (Floribunda)
Rosa Margaret Merrill  (Floribunda)
Rosa Champagne Moment (Floribunda)
Rosa Korresia (Floribunda)
Rosa Fragrant Cloud (Hybrid Tea)

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Rosa 'Arthur Bell' (Climber)

Rosa 'Arthur Bell' (Climber)

Semi-double, fragrant, golden yellow flowers from July to September, fading to cream, and shiny, bright green leaves. This charming, cluster-flowered bush rose is perfect for an open, sunny site with fertile, moist, well-drained soil. To maximise flowering apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every three weeks during spring and summer.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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Rosa 'The Queen Elizabeth'

Rosa 'The Queen Elizabeth' (Floribunda)

An incredibly popular and robust rose, which has an excellent resistance to disease. The rounded pink blooms appear in profusion over several months on long stems, which rise up from amongst the dark green leaves. This tall floribunda rose is ideal for an inhospitable spot and makes a great choice for both novice and more experienced gardeners.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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Rosa Margaret Merril ('Harkuly')

Rosa Margaret Merrill (Floribunda)

Breeder synonym: Harkuly

Delicate, double, exceptionally fragrant, pale pink to white flowers from July to September and crisp, dark green leaves. This vigorous, cluster-flowered bush rose is perfect for an open, sunny site with fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Offering good resistance to disease, the beautiful high-centred to cup-shaped blooms make excellent cut flowers.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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Rosa Champagne Moment ('Korvanaber')

Rosa Champagne Moment (Floribunda)

Breeder synonym: Korvanaber

Large clusters of pink flushed buds open throughout the summer to lightly scented, creamy apricot roses, which look luminous against the backdrop of the rich green foliage. Noted for it's excellent resistance to diseases, this floribunda rose is ideal for both pots and borders, and the flowers will last well if cut for the vase.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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Rosa 'Korresia' (F)

Rosa 'Korresia' (Floribunda)

Breeder synonym: Kordes

Sweetly scented, fully double, bright yellow blooms which are produced in loose, showy clusters continuously throughout the summer. This is an easy-to-grow, large-flowering, floribunda bush rose with finely toothed, glossy mid-green deciduous leaves and an erect, bushy growth habit.

Position: full sun

Soil: moist well-drained

Rate of growth: average to fast

Flowering period: summer to autumn

Hardiness: fully hardy

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Rosa Fragrant Cloud

Rosa Fragrant Cloud (Hybrid Tea)

Breeder synonym: Tantau

Rose Fragrant Cloud is a must for any cottage garden display. This rose plant produces large, well-shaped blooms of deep coral-red. Well displayed by the dark foliage on strong trees. This rose is highly fragrant and free flowering, providing a sensational display throughout the summer months. 

Position: full sun

Soil: moist well-drained

Rate of growth: average to fast

Flowering period: summer to autumn

Hardiness: fully hardy 

View on fryersroses.co.uk

"I love the roses we grow at Powis, they are simply stunning and have a real sense of history and significance.  It is a real joy to see them covered in flowers each year"

 - David Swanton - Head Gardener Powis Castle 
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