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Potted Rose Plant

Purple / Blue Rose Plant 'William Lobb' (4L Pot)

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Potted Rose Plant - Description

  • Potted Rose Plants
  • Rosa 'William Lobb'
  • A True Old Rose
  • Sub Group: Moss Rose
  • Single Bloomer
  • Flowers From June to November
  • Purple to Mauve Flowers
  • Pot Size: 4 Litres
  • Current Size: 20cm in Height
  • Well Branched Plants

Rosa 'William Lobb' - Characteristics

  • Flowers: Very fragrant, double blooms
  • Flowering: Single blooming (Not repeat bloomer)
  • Colour: Dark crimson, fading to purple
  • Mature Height: 120 - 250cm
  • Habit: Open, spreading habit
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Fragrance: Strong
  • Very hardy plant with average resistant to disease
  • Easy to grow

Rosa 'William Lobb' - Uses

  • William Lobb is one of the closest to blue roses available
  • Choose William Lobb for a unique rose in your garden
  • Can be grown against a sunny wall or fence
  • Plant with other roses for best effect
  • Purple blooms can be under planted with purple ground cover such as Ajuga, Lavender, Lamium or Perovskia
  • Ideal in rose beds, flowering borders
  • Suited to a sunny spot on most soil types

Rosa 'William Lobb' - Planting Instructions

Sowing Time

  • Potted rose plants can be planted any time of year
  • Do not plant in frosty conditions

Hole Preparation

  • Dig a big planting hole. 1½ x 1½ ft
  • Mix in well rotted manure
  • Also mix in a small handful of fertiliser

Handling the Plants

  • Take care not to damage plant's roots
  • Ideally, soak plant pots for 10 minutes before planting
  • Water again after planting
  • Feed plants over the Summer months
  • Use a fertiliser high in potassium
  • Apply rose clear to foliage to prevent mildew, rust & greenfly aphids

Pruning Roses

  • Rose plants need to be pruned back each year
  • They will grow fast & develop several flowering stems each year
  • Late Winter to early Spring, once worst frost has past, prune the roses
  • Cut out all dead, dying & diseased branches
  • Remove any crossing over or rubbing stems
  • Prune back remaining stems to approx. 30cm above ground level

Old Roses - Quick Facts

  • Old roses are divided into 2 types: Single & repeat Bloomers
  • Single bloomers are the original European rose
  • While repeat bloomers came from China
  • There are 5 types: Gallicas, Damasks, Albas, Centifolias & Mosses
  • Old roses are popular for their strong scent
  • And for their varied & unique character of blooms
  • It is from old roses that perpetual, floribunda & tea roses originate
  • Old roses are easy to grow & show good disease resistance

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

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  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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