Blood Red roses are not common in the rose world, let alone climbers, however, Altissimo bears the deepest of scarlets in a large almost single bloom with contrasting gold stamens.
They possess little fragrance, but are much admired for their colour, which holds true with age.
Altissimo is not a huge grower, so arches, walls or pergolas can be safely covered with this rose. repeats well through Summer and Autumn.
3.5 metres high x 2 metres wide.
Bred by Delbord-Chabert of France
and released in 1967.
Planting, Position & Preparation
Roses require 5-6 hours of full sun per day for best performance. Roses tolerate a wide range of soil types, but your garden bed must be well drained. If your soil is lacking in quality or drainage, mix a premium potting mix or mulch or your own compost into your soil. Dig a hole approx.. 500 x 500 x 300mm deep. Plant your rose halfway up the main trunk, do not cover the graft or the trunk where branches begin. Water in well. If winter rains do not occur, water your rose every two weeks. Do not feed your rose at this time. Feed during early spring with a well-balanced slow release fertiliser.