English rose MOONBEAM

English rose MOONBEAM is one of D. Austin’s early roses. This beautiful and tender Austin`s plant belongs to the scrubs. Unfortunately, the MOONBEAM rose is not a plant that is widely sold in the world. This means that it can only be found in private collections and rose gardens.  


  • Group – English roses (English Roses)
  • Basic form – bush (shrub)
  • Height – up to 1.5 m
  • Diameter – up to 1.5 m
  • Bush form – round
  • Flower color – light apricot shades, creamy (milky)
  • Number of petals – 16-24
  • Flower shape – cupped
  • Flower size – 6 cm
  • Flowering shape – brush
  • Flowering type – repeating
  • Aroma – saturated, strong
  • Foliage – green, dense, with shine, small
  • Shoots – straight, with numerous spikes
  • Features – MOONBEAM rose grows well in sunny plots; thermophilic; southern, eastern and western directions are suitable for planting
  • Resistance to powdery mildew – medium
  • Resistance Black spotting resistance – medium
  • Mealy Cold resistance – 6 – 9 USDA zones
  • Breeder – D. Austin
  • Catalog name – Ausbeam
  • Year of introduction to the culture – 1983
  • Soil – with good drainage; rich in nutrients
  • pH – there may be slight variations from neutral (5.6 – 6.5)
  • Drainage – must be
  • Plot – solar
  • Container – yes
  • Stamb – yes
  • Planting types – mixed planting, hedges, container garden, rosaries, mixborders, tapeworms …
  • Pests – typical of roses
  • Diseases – powdery mildew, black spotting, rust of roses



Rose loves sunny and protected places. The soil for it should be useful, with drainage. The landing pit for the ostrich is made so that the root system of the seedling fits freely in it. If you bought a seedling in a pot, then, as a rule, additional fertilizers at the bottom of the planting pit are not needed. If you are lucky enough to purchase a MOONBEAM English rose seedling with an open root system, add granular fertilizers and compost. 

A grafted rose seedling is planted so that the grafting site is 3-5 cm under the soil. To maintain moisture in the soil, it can be mulched around the bush. Do not mulch only the trunk circle with a diameter of 5-10 cm. If you are planting MOONBEAM roses in pots, be sure to make a drainage hole and pour a layer of drainage. This is done so that moisture does not accumulate and as a result purulent diseases do not begin in the root system of the flower. 


Roses are best watered on the soil. For an English rose, MOONBEAM will require one irrigation of 10 liters of warm, settled water. It is poured portionwise so that the soil has time to absorb moisture. They also use spraying of rose bushes, but do this only after the heat subsides. Mostly for the “shower” are suitable evening hours.   

MOONBEAM roses that grow in pots are watered more often. 


Without dressing, no plant will thrive. Roses MOONBEAM begin to feed along with the launch of the kidneys. The first feeding should contain more nitrogen. It helps to build green mass of the plant. Further, potash and phosphorus fertilizers are used, which positively affect the formation of buds. Your climate will help you determine the start and end times of feeding. On average, roses are fed 3-4 times a year. 

Austin MOONBEAM, which grows in a pot, is fed in smaller doses than the same, but growing in open ground. But, twice as often. Combine one of the irrigations with top dressing. Give your roses vitamins. The lack of fertilizer in the life of the Queen of the Garden leads to pests and diseases. With pests and diseases on the rose, they fight with drugs available in the region. 


In the first year after planting, the English MOONBEAM rose is cut in the fall, shortening one third of each shoot. During flowering, faded flowers are cut. Remember one rule of pruning any plant – the extreme bud must be external. This is done so that the bush is well ventilated, and pests could not quickly occupy the plant. 

After wintering, rose MOONBEAM cut off when it detects damaged and diseased shoots to healthy tissue, and the old main shoots are completely cut out. Use only a sharp and clean tool. For disinfection at home, use medical alcohol. It is better if the blades of the pruning shears, or any other tool for trimming, lie in it for a minute or two. 

Hiding Roses MOONBEAM rose growers

Each of the has his own proven way of sheltering roses for the winter. The basic rule is that moisture must not accumulate in or under it. When the upper part of the rose was covered with branches of spruce branches, and the base was spudded with soil. Now on sale you can find shelter for roses. And one more important detail: NEVER SPOKE ROSE WITH Fallen LEAVES! During the growing season, pests and diseases can settle in them, which, as a result of the released heat in the process of decaying leaves, tolerate very well even very low winter temperatures. Cover the English rose MOONBEAM in a way that is convenient for you and does not harm the plant. 


Rose MOONBEAM has very delicate flowers and the flowering itself is not as plentiful as the modern English roses of D. Austin. Pick flowers with rich, rich colors in your companions. They can be large and very small. Perfectly adjacent to roses are hosts, aconite, delphiniums, daisies, chrysanthemums, clematis, morning glory, morning glory, dahlias, cuffs. Austin MOONBEAM is planted in mixborders, hedges, flower beds. 

Enjoy your cultivation!

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