Rose Abracadabra

A magical rose.

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Deep, maroon red blooms with enchanting yellow ribboning. A great choice to add garden interest as each flower is unique. We have regularly had this variety in our catalogues over the past ten years and it continues to be a customer favourite.

Rose 'Abracadabra' makes excellent cut flowers. It is a Hybrid Tea that grows to 1.2m. It is sold as prime, two year old stock.

Rose ‘Abracadabra’ has a faint fragrance rating of 1/5 on our Rose fragrance scale.

Tesselaar has selected this rose variety especially because it is vigorous, hardy and disease resistant.

Rose bushes are upright, elegant shrubs that are adorned twice a year with spectacular, showy blooms.

The basics of rose care are simply ...

1. Keep the plants moist at all times, but never allow the roots to sit in water.

2. Feed generously, and frequently, two or three times over the flowering season.

3. Keep pests to a minimum (this is usually not a problem if you start with a strong variety, and keep it well watered and well fed).

4. Prune back once a year.

5. Keep the area around the roots weed free, and ensure 4-6 hours of sun per day. Loamy soils are ideal, though Roses will grow in heavy top soils (if well drained) and sandy soils (if kept watered and fed more frequently). For Roses to thrive, good drainage is critical.

Tips for picking rose blooms ...

1. Avoid picking in the first year

2. Never take more than a third of the flower stem to help the bush to remain productive and shapely.

3. Use a sharp blade and always cut to an outward facing bud.

4. If the rose bush isn't growing vigorously, remove the flowers without taking any leaves.

5. Pick roses early in the morning - moisture and sugar levels are high so they tend to last longer.

6. Immerse rose stems in warm water and re-cut stems under water.

7. Remove all thorns and foliage that will sit below the level of the vase.

8. For larger, prize winning blooms on established plants; we recommend that you 'disbud' by removing all the side buds whilst they are still small. This enables the rose plant able to focus all its energy on making the top bud larger. The end result is fewer, but larger blooms.

Code

ROTAB

Botantical name

Rosa hybrids

Height

1m

Width

60-100cm

Flowers

Spring to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun

Supplied as

Bare rooted

Water needs

2