Rosa suites: outdoor planting and care
Rosa suites is different from other similar flowers in its delicate and refined appearance, which attracts many gardeners and fans of roses. To successfully grow this plant at home, you need to understand all the intricacies of caring for it.
Botanical description of the plant
Rose Sweetness was bred in Germany by breeder Hans Jürgen Evers in 1997. This variety is tea-hybrid, belongs to bicolors and has a double bud color. The main color of the petals is light pink, the border has a bright raspberry or cherry hue. The shape of the flowers is cup-shaped, the diameter of the bud is usually about 8 cm.
The leaves are symmetrical, green. The stalk is strong, covered with a small number of spikes. The average height of the bush is 90 cm. The plant is resistant to most diseases and pests.
Rosa suites is most often used for planting in groups of 3–6 bushes in close proximity to the habitat of people because of the pleasant aroma and beautiful appearance. It is better not to combine these flowers with other varieties of roses, however, they will successfully grow together with delphinium, bells or lupins. Less common can be found single stands.
Did you know? From 3000 kg of rose petals, 1 kg of rose oil can be obtained. This product is one of the most expensive in the world.
How to choose healthy seedlings when buying
To choose seedlings that will later be successfully formed into neat and healthy bushes, you need to pay attention to several factors:
- Externally, the seedling should be healthy, not have damage.
- The optimal age of the seedling for subsequent planting is up to 3 years.
- In specimens with a bare rhizome, several trunks should be lignified.
- Unvaccinated seedlings are more demanding in care, while the rose after vaccination shows greater resistance to adaptation in a new place and in further life.
- Good seedlings do not have actively developing buds. In specimens for further planting, they must remain in rest mode.
Video: How to choose a rose seedling
Planting seedlings in open ground
When a seedling is purchased, it should be planted in a permanent place in open soil. The following guidelines should be followed in this process. Did you know? The smallest variety of roses called Senorita C is different in size of buds with wheat grain.
Planting a rose is recommended in the first half of May. At this time, the soil is already warm enough and the plant will feel comfortable in it.
When choosing a place, special attention should be paid to the soil. Loose loam is well suited for this rose. The landing area should be flat, but a slight tilt is allowed. It is imperative to protect the bush from the draft. Lighting should be bright and intense. This factor is very important for subsequent active growth and flowering of the bush.
Scheme and Depth
Before planting, you need to dig holes with a diameter of about 40 cm. Each seedling should be at a distance of 30 to 50 cm from each other. Bushes need to be planted so that the place of plant grafting is at a depth of 6 cm. Important! Before planting, the seedling must be soaked in clean water, and the rhizome in an aqueous solution of manure and clay. After planting around the seedling, it is necessary to form an earthen hill.
The rose bush must be properly looked after. Only in the case of competent care can we expect the characteristic for this variety long and plentiful flowering.
The soil must be moistened by irrigation. The frequency of watering depends on the degree of drying of the soil. Too frequent a procedure can lead to stagnation of water, which adversely affects the rhizome. In the summer heat, water the bush every 7 days. In spring and autumn, the plant needs more moderate watering, so in these seasons it can be moistened every 14 days.
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It is recommended to feed a rose of a sweetness 4 times during the vegetative period. Each time you need to use different means:
- In March or early April, nitric urea is introduced.
- After 21 days, you can feed the plant with a potassium phosphate-based product.
- In May, organic matter is introduced into the soil in the form of manure diluted in water.
- After a month, the fertilizer with manure must be repeated.
Loosening and weed control
Loosen the soil as necessary. It is important to prevent the formation of a dense earthy coma around the bush. Weeding is also important.
In order to form a bush, shoots can be cut several times during the year. The main pruning should happen before the arrival of November. The stems must be shortened to a length of 0.3 m from the base.
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The pruning described above is partly included in the list of activities for preparing roses for wintering. Immediately after shortening the shoots, the bushes are covered with coniferous branches. The base is sprinkled with sawdust or peat.
Possible growing difficulties
This variety is resistant to a large number of diseases. Due to improper care, excessive soil moisture and over-feeding, various fungal diseases can develop:
- powdery mildew;
- sooty fungus;
- gray rot.
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For the treatment of fungal diseases of roses, it is preferable to use fungicidal agents, for example, “Topaz” or “Fundazole”.
Pest attack is also possible, among which are:
- spider mite;
Important! Treatments with any chemicals should be carried out using safety measures to protect the skin and mucous membranes (rubber gloves, respirator). Hybrid tea rose with proper care can turn from a small seedling into a luxurious bush that will delight with a delicate aroma of flowers and an attractive appearance.