Rosa Pomponella: outdoor cultivation and care
Rosa Pomponella belongs to bush roses, is characterized by good growth, unpretentiousness in care and surprisingly beautiful flowers. Bushes lushly dotted with flowers in the form of a pompom can be found in gardens, parks and just near houses on the streets. Let's get to know more closely with this plant and the main points of cultivation and care.
Botanical description of the plant
The Pomponella variety was bred in Germany relatively recently, in 2005, and during this time it gained considerable popularity. This is a perennial shrub with a height of 80 to 150 cm, a volume of 60 to 100 cm. The bush grows and develops very quickly, after planting in the first year an almost full-grown adult plant grows.
This variety has upright stems on which small dark green leaves with a luster are densely located.
The flowers of dark pink color have the shape of a ball with a diameter of 5–8 cm, each with 80–85 petals, the aroma is unobtrusive, delicate. They form flower brushes, from 5 to 7 pieces in each. Flowering begins in May and lasts until October.
Pomponella has good resistance to major rose diseases such as powdery mildew and black spotting.
Did you know? Japanese breeders have bred a very unusual variety of roses. In the morning, the flowers have a bright red color, and in the evening they turn white. The variety was named Chameleon.
Planting seedlings in open ground
In order to successfully grow this rose bush, you must first find out how to plant it correctly. We will deal with this issue.
Pomponella can be planted either in mid-spring or in early autumn. Specialists in breeding roses consider autumn to be the best period for planting these plants, since in this case it is possible to achieve earlier and lush flowering. This is especially important for those who sell these plants under cut.
Important! If you plant a rose in spring, then wait for the moment when the soil warms up to at least + 10 ° C, and if in autumn, then it is best to do this until mid-October so that the seedling has time to take root before frost. Such timing of planting in the soil is suitable for seedlings with an open root system. If you bought young animals in a container, then such a seedling can be planted in the ground at any time, from spring to autumn.
It is very important to choose the right place for planting and prepare the soil. You need to start 2 weeks before the expected date of disembarkation. Note that the site should not be swampy, and if it is low and groundwater passes close to it, then provide drainage.
As for the soil itself, it must be fertile, with a pH of 6.5. In addition, it must be dug up in advance approximately to the depth of the bayonet of the shovel. It is undesirable to choose those places where roses have already grown, since the soil there is depleted. But if there is no other way, then replace approximately 50–70 cm of the old soil with new, fertile soil.
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Step-by-step landing process
Pomponella landing is as follows:
- Make holes 30 × 30 cm in size, the depth should correspond to the size of the roots of the seedlings.
- When preparing the hole, note that the place of grafting on the plant after planting should be 3 cm below the surface of the earth.
- The planting accuracy is 4–5 seedlings per 1 m².
- Make a small mound of earth in the hole, along which straighten the roots of the seedling.
- Gently fill the seedling with earth, which you carefully compact, water well.
- Make a dirt border near the bush that will not allow water to spread much.
- If you have an autumn planting, be sure to ground the roses so that only 2-3 cm remain on top, this will protect the seedling from winds and frosts.
Video: planting a pomponella rose
For the successful cultivation of this variety of roses, proper care is necessary. It is completely uncomplicated and does not require much effort on your part.
Pomponella loves water, but she does not need excessive watering. In the summer, watering should be plentiful, but not very often, water should only spread around the roots of the plant. With the onset of autumn, watering is reduced.
Important! The stream of water should not be strong so that particles of land do not fall on the leaves, which can lead to diseases of the rose bush.
Fertilize the rose only after a year from the moment of planting. The first feeding should consist of liquid organic fertilizers (solutions of manure or bird droppings). Usually, 6–7 top dressings are done during the warm season, using complex fertilizers that include potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen. It is best to use off-the-shelf options designed specifically for roses.
Loosening and weeding
Loosening and weeding procedures for roses are very important. Loosening will improve the flow of air to the roots, and weeding will remove competitors for moisture and nutrients.
During these actions, consider several nuances:
- Perform weeding regularly so that the weeds do not have time to ripen and give seeds;
- loosening must be done some time after watering, which will prevent the appearance of a crust on the ground;
- you can combine weeding with loosening, the main thing: do it carefully, do not go deep, because it is very easy to damage the root system of the plant;
- under young bushes, it is advisable to loosen the soil monthly, and adult bushes need this procedure in the spring, as well as after watering, rain, top dressing, pruning, and always before the onset of cold weather.
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Pruning a bush of roses of this variety is necessary, which is necessary for abundant flowering. This procedure is done in the fall.
Trim the rose as follows:
- The annual bush needs to shorten the main shoots at a distance of 15–20 cm from the base; weak and diseased branches are also removed.
- At the age of 2 years, the trimming process is similar to the above.
- If your bush is already 3 years old from the time of planting, then only diseased and dry shoots, as well as those that grow inside, need to be cut.
Shelter for the winter
This variety of roses requires shelter for the winter. This must be done in November, when it is already quite cold and frosts are expected soon.
Cover Pomponella this way:
- First of all, loosen the earth around the bush and carry out its hilling.
- Bend the branches very carefully to the ground and secure.
- Cover the rose with coniferous branches or burlap.