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Wettra - advice needed

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  1. Pushkin

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    I've just bought a rose called Wettra.
    The label says it's a polyantha.

    I've googled it but can't find much about it.

    Has anyone grown it before?
    What sort of size can I expect the plant to be?
     
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      Good evening @Pushkin my friend:smile:

      This Rose can also be used as a climber.

      Cherry Chinks
      Height 0.3 to 0.7m
      Medium red Floribunda.
      Registration name: Wettra
      Exhibition name: Wettra
      Bred by RVS Rijksstation Voor Sierplanteelt (Belgium, 1976).
      Floribunda.
      Red. None / no fragrance. 20 petals. Double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, in large clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
      Upright. Matte, dark green foliage.

      Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.

      Parentage
      Pink Puff x Barcaroll

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        Thank you.
        Interesting though as my plant has one flower on and it does have a fragrance.

        Any idea what width the rose will take up?
         
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          Allow 90 centimeters and give your Rose a chance its early days, it was probably your aftershave you could smell and it will create many blooms in the future;):smile:

          Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
          Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
          Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
          Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
           
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            Pushkin it sounds lovely mate and especially with a fragrance :yes:….pic please if you don't mind :whistle:
             
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              I saw it at a Range garden centre. It was seriously neglected and bone dry. They reduced it to £3.49.
              I took it home and stood it in water until re-hydrated.

              It definitely has a perfume.

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                Hi @Pushkin my friend you are indeed fortunate I'm not sure you can purchase it anywhere else in the UK,its mainly in the USA and Europe ,it is used a lot in Parks and roadside borders where they plant them 4 to the square meter:smile:
                 
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                  They had two more, don't start me off I've got plants everywhere as it is.
                   
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                    Hi Pushkin sorry i'm late replying mate...your flower head opens the same as my front garden one.

                    If you can establish it nicely it looks like it will bloom well and nice one for the price [​IMG]
                     
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                      I've repotted it into some good made up compost.
                      I'm going to establish it in the pot and then plant it out Autumn.
                       
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                        Well you've done what I would have done also Pushkin and it really should come along great [​IMG]
                         
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