ENGLISH ROSE KEW GARDENS

The English rose KEW GARDENS has small white flowers that open in large clusters. She is a branchy and resistant plant. This rose is completely devoid of thorns. It has the “Gold Standard” in the NIAB trials conducted in Cambridge. The KEW GARDENS rose is named in honor of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London.

Characteristics of the Kew Gardens rose

  • Group – English Roses 
  • Basic form – bush (shrub)
  • Height – 1.2 m
  • Diameter – 1.2 m
  • Bush shape – rounded
  • Flower color – white
  • Number of petals – 5
  • Flower shape – simple
  • Flower size – 5 – 6 cm
  • Bloom shape – brush 
  • Bloom type – repetitive
  • Aroma – light, musky
  • Foliage – small, dark green, dense, shiny, abundant
  • Shoots – erect, delicate
  • Features – blooms almost without stopping, grows even on poor soils, can grow above 1.5 m
  • Powdery mildew resistance- high
  • Black spot resistance – high
  • Cold hardiness – 5 – 11 USDA zones
  • Breeder – D. Austin
  • Catalog name – Ausfence
  • Year of introduction to the crop – 2009
  • Soil – all types of
  • pH – there may be slight fluctuations from neutral
  • Drainage – mandatory
  • Plot – sunny/partial shade
  • Container – yes
  • Standard – yes
  • Types of plantings – mixed plantings of various types, hedges, rose gardens

Care for KEW GARDENS rose like this:

  • Planting for roses are the most important step in caring for them. Plants prefer sunny areas with good drainage. They grow on almost all types of soil. The soil must be loose in order to allow sufficient water and air to pass to the root system.
  • Watering. Roses of the KEW GARDENS variety are watered as needed – from 10 liters of water per 1 adult bush, on average, 2-3 times a week. In dry times, watering is increased. If the plant grows in a container, then watering is usually more frequent. In both cases, it all depends on the weather conditions.
  • Fertilizing is carried out at least 2 – 3 times during the growing season. It can be both mineral fertilizers and organic. Roses are also given mineral complexes that are introduced by spraying. For roses growing in pots, feeding is increased, but the doses are smaller.
  • Pruning roses depends on the group to which they belong. Pruning is done twice: in the summer, faded parts are constantly cut off to stimulate the appearance of new flowers, and in the fall, winter or early spring, pruning is carried out to form the plant and prevent diseases or pests hiding under the bark of the plant. Potted roses are also pruned.
  • Loosening and weeding the soil around the English rose bush KEW GARDENS is necessary for the circulation of air, moisture and nutrients for the root system. To minimize your labor costs, use mulching. This farming technique will help reduce weeds and keep the soil moist longer. This also applies to container roses.  
  • Shelter for the winter is especially needed if the subzero temperatures are very low or the winter is characterized by frequent long thaws, which are suddenly replaced by minus. Be sure to cover KEW GARDENS roses growing in pots.    

Enjoy your cultivation!

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