Rosa 'Wedding Day'
- Wedding Day Rose
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Description of plant:
'Wedding Day' is a strong-growing, very large rambler with relatively thorn-less glossy, mid-green leaves and large sprays of fragrant, single, creamy-white flowers (about 2.5cm across), ageing to pale pink
Ideal growing conditions and habitat:
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 poor soil, shade and a north aspect, suitable for climbing into trees
Country of origin:
- UK - bred at Highdown by Sir Frederick Stern
Sir Frederick Stern considered 'Wedding Day' as the best seedling resulting from crossing R. sino-wilsoni and R. moyesii (R. moyesii: original plants were sent out by Messers. James Veitch, raised from seed sent back by E. H. Wilson from China. Originally brought to Highdown Gardens in 1912).
A unique rose that was bred here at Highdown Gardens by Sir Frederick Stern. He named it 'Wedding Day' for his wife as it flowered for the first time on their wedding anniversary, 26th June.
About the flowers:
Rose 'Wedding Day' - A stunning rambling Rose with an abundance of small single white flowers. The new buds and flowers of this specimen start off a light yellow, then become pure white and then, as the flowers age, they produce a pink mottling.