A ‘pop’ of colour for Princes Road

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Pictured: City of Mitcham’s Patrick McConville at the new plantings.

A ‘pop’ of colour for Princes Road

City of Mitcham’s Horticulture and Maintenance team has planted 140 ‘Drift’ groundcover roses in ‘popcorn’ and ‘coral’ in two locations on Princes Road in Mitcham’s historic precinct.

Field Coordinator Horticultural Maintenance Austin Coen says the roses require less water than traditional varieties and only light pruning every few years.

The new generation roses are hardy, compact, low-growing and disease resistant.

“They flower for up to 10 months of the year, from mid-spring to late autumn, and they will bring some colour to the historic area near Mitcham Institute.”

Roses have been planted at the upgraded roundabout at Princes Rd along with a range of winter annuals.

“We had some really positive feedback from residents while we were doing the planting,” he said. “People told us they were happy to see the roses going in and they’re in keeping with the area.”