A gorgeous combination of peach, apricot and cream shades in semi double bloom is divine. The depth of colour varies with the season. The flowers open in clusters, with rarely a single stem. Prime, two year old stock.
A Floribunda Bush Rose with glossy, dark green foliage. A good disease resistance. In 2012 at Australia’s National Rose Trial Awards it won Bronze for Most Pest and Disease Resistant variety.
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, 2-3 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, 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 1/3 of the flower stem to help keep the bush productive and shapely.
3. Use a sharp blade and always cut to an outward facing bud.
4. If the bush isn’t growing vigorously remove the flowers without taking any leaves.
5. Pick early in the morning - moisture and sugar levels are high.
6. Immerse in warm water and re-cut stems under water. Add floral preserve for long lasting blooms.
7. Remove all thorns and foliage that will sit below the level of the vase.
8. For larger, prize winning blooms we recommend that you ‘disbud’ by removing all the side buds whilst they are still small. This leaves the plant all its energy to concentrate on making the top bud larger. The end result is fewer, but larger, blooms.
Supplied as: Bare rooted
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical