Climbing Rose Rosa The Prince's Trust = 'Harholding' (PBR) (Cl)
Rosa The Prince's Trust 'Harholding' is a captivating cultivar known for its stunning flowers and overall aesthetic appeal. The blooms of this rose are particularly striking, characterized by their rich, velvety crimson coloration that draws the eye and exudes a regal presence. The flowers are double, featuring layers of tightly packed petals that create a lush and full appearance, often resembling the classic old garden roses with their traditional cupped shape. As the flowers mature, they may open up further, exposing their inner whorls of petals in a slightly more relaxed form. The petals themselves possess a smooth texture and may exhibit a subtle sheen, adding to their luxurious quality. The foliage of Rosa The Prince's Trust complements the flowers, displaying a healthy green color and providing a dense backdrop of leaves that contributes to the plant's bushy, well-rounded form. The leaves are typically glossy, which aids in accentuating the brilliance of the flowers. Throughout its blooming season, the plant produces these exquisite flowers in generous clusters, with each individual bloom standing out against the greenery. Not only is the visual appeal of the flowers noteworthy, but they also emit a delightful fragrance. The scent is described as having a mild to moderate intensity, adding an additional sensory layer to the plant’s allure. Overall, Rosa The Prince's Trust is celebrated for its enchanting flowers that make it an excellent choice for gardeners seeking to introduce an element of timeless beauty and sophistication to their landscapes. Its ability to produce numerous blossoms throughout its blooming period ensures a prolonged display of its magnificent crimson flowers, creating a focal point in any garden setting.
About this plant
The Prince's Trust Rose
The plant commonly known as a rose is generally not toxic to humans. However, roses have thorns that can cause physical injury if handled improperly. Ingesting large quantities of rose petals, leaves, or hips may cause stomach discomfort due to the plant fiber or possible use of pesticides, but roses are not considered poisonous to humans.
Roses are not toxic to pets either. Similar to humans, the main risk roses pose to pets is physical injury from the thorns. Ingesting rose petals, leaves, or hips in small amounts is typically not harmful to pets, although overconsumption could potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset due to the fiber content or pesticides if present.
Color of leaves
5 feet (1.5 meters)
4 feet (1.2 meters)
- General Benefits
- Attractive Blooms: Rosa 'The Prince's Trust' is known for its beautiful flowers that add aesthetic appeal to any garden or landscape.
- Long Flowering Period: It usually has a long blooming season, providing color and interest over an extended period.
- Fragrance: The flowers are often fragrant, which can add a pleasant scent to the surrounding area.
- Pollinator Friendly: The blooms attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, supporting local ecosystems.
- Durability: Rose plants are generally hardy and if cared for properly, can withstand various climates and conditions.
- Versatility: Roses like 'The Prince's Trust' can be used in a variety of garden designs, including formal gardens, cottage gardens, and as cut flowers in floral arrangements.
- Improves Landscape Value: Adding roses to a property can enhance its overall visual appeal and potentially its value.
- Emotional Well-being: Tending to rose gardens can be a therapeutic activity that contributes to emotional and psychological well-being.
- Medical Properties
This plant is not used for medical purposes.
- Air-purifying Qualities
This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.
- Other Uses
- Culinary garnishes: Petals of the rose can be used to add a colorful touch to dishes and desserts, enhancing the presentation.
- Flavoring for beverages: Both dried and fresh rose petals can be infused to create delicately flavored teas and other beverages.
- Potpourri ingredient: Dried petals and hips can be mixed with other dried flowers and spices to create fragrant potpourri blends.
- Natural dyes: Rose petals can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, giving them a soft, pink hue.
- Bath products: The petals can be added to bath bombs, salts, and soaps for their scent and skin-soothing properties.
- Edible decorations: Clean rose petals can adorn cakes or cupcakes, adding an elegant and edible element to desserts.
- Floral crafts: Roses can be incorporated into wreaths, floral arrangements, and other decorative crafts.
- Bookmark decoration: Pressed roses or petals can be used to create unique and artistic bookmarks.
- Perfumery: Though not for commercial use, homemade natural perfumes can be crafted using the scent of rose petals.
- Rose water: Homemade rose water, made from the petals, can be used in culinary recipes or as a facial toner.
- Feng Shui
The rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.
- Zodiac Sign Compitability
The rose is not used in astrology practice.
- Plant Symbolism
- Love: As a rose, Rosa The Prince's Trust is a universal symbol for love and romance, representing deep affection and emotional connection.
- Passion: The deep hues of the rose are often associated with passionate emotions and intense feelings.
- Beauty: Roses are widely celebrated for their classic beauty and exquisite form, making them emblematic of aesthetic perfection.
- Honor: Due to its royal namesake, The Prince's Trust rose can symbolize honor and reverence, as well as a commitment to noble causes.
- Charity: Named after The Prince's Trust, this rose may evoke the spirit of charity, support, and empowerment of young people.
- Gratitude: Roses are often given as a token of thanks, making them a symbol of appreciation and gratefulness.
The climbing rose 'The Prince's Trust' should be watered deeply once a week, providing about 1 gallon of water per plant during the growing season. In hot and dry periods, watering frequency should be increased to twice a week. The soil should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings to encourage deep root growth. Water the plant at the base to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases. During the winter, reduce watering to every two weeks or less, depending on rainfall, as the plant's water needs decrease.
The climbing rose 'The Prince's Trust' thrives in full sunlight with at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight each day. An ideal spot is one where the rose is exposed to morning sun, which helps to dry dew from the leaves, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Partial shade in the late afternoon is acceptable, especially in hot climates, to protect the blooms from intense heat.
The climbing rose 'The Prince's Trust' performs best in a temperature range between 65°F and 85°F. The plant can survive minimum temperatures down to about 20°F, but it will enter dormancy below this threshold. To encourage optimal growth and blooming, protect the rose from extreme heat above 90°F by providing light afternoon shade or using a cover.
Climbing roses like 'The Prince's Trust' should be pruned to promote healthy growth, remove dead or diseased wood, and shape the plant. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Remove any dead canes and thin out crowded areas to improve air circulation. Pruning every year also encourages more blooms as roses tend to flower on new wood.
The best soil mix for a climbing rose, which is the common type for Rosa The Prince's Trust, is well-draining loamy soil enriched with organic matter such as compost or aged manure. It should have a pH between 6.0 to 6.5 to thrive. Roses benefit from aeration and nutrients provided by the organic component in the soil mix.
Climbing roses, like Rosa The Prince's Trust, are not typically grown in containers and thus do not require frequent repotting. If grown in a pot, repotting every 2 to 3 years or when the plant has outgrown its container is sufficient to maintain soil health and room for growth.
- Humidity & Misting
Climbing roses prefer average humidity levels. While they can tolerate some variation, ensuring that the humidity is not excessively high is important to prevent disease. Average humidity levels around 40-60% are suitable for Rosa The Prince's Trust.
- Suitable locations
Ensure bright light, cool temperature, and air circulation.
Plant in full sun, well-draining soil, and provide support for climbing.
- Life cycle
The life cycle of 'Harholding' ('The Prince's Trust') rose starts with seed germination, although it is more commonly propagated through cuttings to maintain its unique characteristics. Once planted, it enters a vegetative stage, developing roots, stems, and leaves. As it matures, the plant undergoes bud formation, usually in late spring or early summer depending on the climate. These buds blossom into the 'Harholding's distinctive flowers throughout the summer and possibly into autumn in favorable conditions. After flowering, the plant may produce hips (seed pods) if pollination occurs. In preparation for winter, the 'Harholding' rose enters dormancy, with reduced metabolic activity until the return of warmer weather signals the beginning of a new growth cycle.
Propogation: The Rosa 'The Prince's Trust', also known as 'Harholding', is typically propagated by softwood cuttings, a popular method for many roses. The best time to take cuttings for propagation is late spring through early summer when new growth is tender and flexible. To propagate, select healthy, non-flowering shoots of about 6 to 8 inches (approximately 15 to 20 centimeters) in length. The cuttings should be taken with a clean, sharp tool and treated with rooting hormone to encourage root development. They are then planted in a well-draining soil mix, covered with a plastic dome or placed in a greenhouse to maintain high humidity. Cuttings typically root in 4 to 8 weeks, after which they can be gradually acclimated to outdoor conditions before planting in their permanent location.