A vigorous climber with single bright lemon-yellow flowers and bold copper stamens flowering on a wonderfully rich glossy green canopy of leaves which can be almost evergreen. This rose is virtually disease resistant and will repeat flower into late Autumn.
The overall effect of a wall of Mermaid is one of total beauty. You will need a good size wall or shed to cover, for it can spread 9 metres high x 6 metres wide and has very thorny branches.
Very tough yet alluring, the flowers are also fragrant.
Raised by Paul of Britain and
released in 1918.
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.