In 1999, Tantau expanded its collection of roses with a variety with the colorful name Aquarell. Names synonyms – Perfect Harmony, St. Margaret’s Gold, TANellqua. Really colorful flower, with soft watercolor tints. Derived from Hans Jürgen Evers.
Specification of rose Aquarell
- Group – Hybrid Tea
- Flower size – 10-12 cm in full
- Aroma – strong citrus and fruit
- Height – from 70 cm to 1-1.2 m
- Resistance to powdery mildew – above average
- Resistant to black spot – high
- Cold resistance – up to – 22°С in dry cold areas without shelter
- Flowering – permanent
The indescribability of the Aquarell hybrid tea bloom stains, the size of the flower of the classical form with a cone-shaped center and the rapidity of mass growth, plus the rich smell make this variety of roses from Tantau an excellent plant that can take on a huge amount of attention from guests. The first thing that attracts the attention of the seer is the Aquarelle, its smooth transitions of colors from creamy yellow to reddish-orange against the background of shiny dark green dense foliage. The flowers are huge, densely framed, in a fully open state, showing a large shock of golden-brown stamens. They regally rise on strong upright shoots and are collected in small inflorescences of 3-7 pieces.
Care about rose Aqurelle
Modern tea hybrid rose from Tantau Aquarell prefers neutral or slightly acidic soils rich in nutrients and with good drainage. Before you engage in the design of the site with flower-leafy compositions, a test is made on the composition of the soil, which can be bought in garden centers. The best place for planting is a sunny spot or partial shade (at least 3-4 hours of sunshine must fall on the rose). In the penumbra, the flowers will be more saturated colors, but they will be less in cold weather.
Aquarell rose should be cared for as well as any plant in the garden. First, it must be watered. At 1 bush will need up to 10 liters of warm distilled water, which is poured under the base of the plant in small portions as needed, but not less than 2 times a week. In dry times, this is done more often, and it will also be nice if she will be sprayed. Evening hours – the best time for this. During the night, the soil is saturated with moisture and the flower will get longer from it the liquid. Very good, if used mulch. It not only prevents the rapid evaporation of moisture, but also significantly reduces the likelihood of “raids” of weeds.
Top-dressings with minerals, vitamins and organic make the plant more resistant against diseases, pests and cold. If you do not feed the rose Watercolor at least once every two weeks, then during the growing season the plant will not “give out all its charms with a bang” in the quantity in which it can, but half as much. In winter, a weak rose is prone to frostbite, not only the upper part, but also the root system. From this it follows that there is a risk of losing half, if not the whole rose. To fertilize the soil of a plant you can pour out granules of complex top dressings around the plant, or dilute them in water and alternate with irrigations. Witches are best given through spraying. Apply only well rotted organic matter. As an option, this is a mulch backing from a mixture of manure and soil (1: 2). In this case, with each watering a fresh portion of useful substances “comes up” to the plant.
Loosening the soil is necessary – it helps the root system of the rose to get not only oxygen, but also to quickly get useful substances from the soil. In the “clogged” soil plants “suffer.” During loosening, weeds are also removed. If mulch is used, this technique is less common. Aquarell rose variety needs pruning. Hybrid tea roses bloom on the branches of the new year. How and when to trim them depends on the climate in which they grow. In warm areas, autumn-winter pruning is not needed, only in the spring Aquarell pruning pruning is done – removing old, damaged, diseased shoots (but this does not mean that if you prune for the winter and you end up with an excellent result, you should stop doing so. Do and share with us). In cold places, it is still better to prune – this will help avoid winter frosting. Also, this kind of pruning is done where winters are not stable — inconstant weather is even worse: long thaws and sharp frosts right behind them are a scourge for roses. Roses quickly react to warming and start vegetative processes. First of all, the kidneys, which are started up by a rose, “leave”. As a result, the number of flowering shoots is less.
How to use rose Aquarell
The variety of roses from Tantau Aquarell was developed as a cut plant (for bouquets – the length of peduncles can reach more than 1 m). It is beautiful in all flowerbeds: mixborders, borders, hedges, on high shtambes, at stone retaining walls … Any decorative or deciduous, coniferous plants can be its partners in the flowerbed. According to the color scheme, it will be in harmony with the uniformly colored flowers. They are either matched to the color of it (pink, apricot, yellow tones are more or less saturated), or monochromatic with a clear color – red, white, purple, blue … Long-flowering climbing plants: clematis, honeysuckle, campsis, and others roses, sweet peas, kobeyu, ipomoea, wisteria for decoration of the background or in mixborder.