There are currently hundreds of different types of roses here in the UK, but Rosa ‘Aloha’ is a shrub showing dark foliage that gives way to double, rose-pink flowers with salmon pink shades. Flourishing in a range of subtle soft pinks and lively oranges, they create a stunning cluster of coral pinks that harbour a sweet scent.
This climbing rose grows up to 13 feet, so it’s ideal for growing up fences, doorways and archways. Plant them in moist well -drained soil in late Autumn, providing extra support by tying the hardy stems with some twine to a trellis or frame.
For a companion climber, I recommend planting the clematis (leather flower) alongside for an intense riot of colour and scent.
Also known as the hybrid tea rose, they were first introduced in the 1800s as a symbol of peace at the end of World War II but are first and foremost a symbol or romance, dating back to Greek mythology. For more information on rose symbolism, check out my blog post here.