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Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriè'

Rosa 'Madame Alfred Carrière'

Also known as

Rose, Old Garden Rose

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

9m

Max

3m

2m

Min

2m

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriè' Overview

Madam Alfred Carrière is a vigorous, almost thornless and tall growing climbing rose that produces very fragrant pink to creamy-white flowers, 10 cm in diamter. The climber flowers throughout spring, summer and into autumn. Due to their slender, pliable stems, they are particularly suitable for training over a rose-arch, fence or wall.

Common problems with Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriè'

Wild roses are host plants for a number of pests and diseases. Many of these are also shared with other plants, including especially other genera of the Rosaceae. Cultivated roses are often subject to severe damage from insect, arachnid and fungal pests and diseases. In many cases they cannot be usefully grown without regular treatment to control these problems.

Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriè' Companion Plants

Members of the onion family such as chives, ornamental alliums, and edible onions, are rumored to increase the perfume of roses, ward off aphids, and prevent black spot. Scented geraniums (Pelargonium), rue (Ruta), feverfew (T anacetum), parsley (Petroselinum), and thyme (Thymus) all may help ward off Japanese beetles and aphids. Marigolds (Tagetes) may also repel pests and encourage growth. Try ornamental and culinary sage (Salvia), anise-hyssop (Agastache), Russian-sage (Perovskia), lavender (Lavandula), yarrow (Achillea), oregano (Origanum), catmint (Nepeta) and calamint (Calamintha). Oddly enough, tomatoes allegedly prevent black spot, but not many people will be inclined to combine roses and tomatoes. Lavender (Lavandula) and catmint (Nepeta) are good at keeping rabbits away. Yarrow (Achillea) may attract ladybugs who in turn feed on aphids. Remember to plant rose companions at least 30 cm away from your roses so that you do not disturb their roots.

How to harvest Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriè'

Roses can be harvested throughout the growing season. It is best to harvest in the early mornings before the heat of the day. Use sharp, clean secateurs and cut the stems at an angle just above an active bud.

How to propagate Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriè'

Cuttings

Take hardwood cuttings from firm young stems with some leaves in Autumn. Make 1-2.5 cm vertical slits through the bark near the base. Place in pots of moist sand or potting soil.

Suckers

Budding in summer. For budding, excise a single vegetative bud on a stem and attach it to the stem of the rootstock.

Layering

Some species that produce soft, rambling branches can be multiplied by layering.

Special features of Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriè'

Hedge plant

Perfect for training over an arch, pergola or along a wall.

Attractive flowers

When in flower, Madame Alfred Carrière is a mass of flowers and makes a big statement.

Other uses of Rose 'Madame Alfred Carriè'

Medicinal

The rose hip, usually from R. canina, is used as a minor source of vitamin C. The fruits of many species have significant levels of vitamins and have been used as a food supplement. Many roses have been used in herbal and folk medicines. Rosa chinensis has long been used in Chinese traditional medicine.

Edible

Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, marmalade, and soup or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. Rose water has a very distinctive flavour and is used heavily in Middle Eastern, Persian, and South Asian cuisine, especially in sweets such as barfi, baklava, halva, gulab jamun, gumdrops, kanafeh, nougat, and Turkish delight. Rose petals or flower buds are sometimes used to flavour ordinary tea, or combined with other herbs to make herbal teas.

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