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Rosa Alexander (Rose Alexander)

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skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Rosa Alexander

Other names: Rose Alexander, Rosa 'Harlex'

Genus: Rosa

Variety or Cultivar: Alexander _ Alexander is a Hybrid Tea rose. It is a vigorous, upright, thorny shrub with a good covering of dark-green, glossy leaves. In summer and autumn it bears large, double, orange-red flowers.

Rosa Alexander is: Deciduous

Flower: Orange-red in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Deer , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly , Scale insects

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew , Rose black spot , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods: Budding, Hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Rosa Alexander (Rose Alexander) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Plant in moist but free-draining soil or free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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