Melrose is a variety of the border rose with deep pink flowers, composed of 9-16 petals. The flowers are semi-full, slightly fragrant, medium-sized. It blooms very profusely from mid-June till October. The leaves of this variety are dark green. It grows up to approximately 85 cm in height.
This shrub is best planted in a sunny position. It grows well in sandy-loam soil which is moderately moist, and has an optimum pH in the range of 6-6,5.
The faded flowers should always be removed from the plant. In summer, the shrub requires watering - this is best done in the morning or in the evening. Avoid soaking the leaves or flowers. In late autumn prune the plant, leaving only 10 cm of shoots. Then cover them with earth, sawdust or peat. This will protect the rose from frost. In early spring uncover the shoots and leaves so that the sun can have access to the plant. In order to prevent black spot use a suitable spray.