The English rose SOPHY’S ROSE blooms almost continuously with large rosette flowers, collected in a brush. She is a strong and resilient plant. Her flowers smell like tea roses of rose oil. SOPHY’S ROSE is dedicated to Wendy Fisher’s daughter Sophie, who founded the Institute for Dyslexia in 1972.


Characteristics of a rose SOPHY’S ROSE

  • Group – English roses 
  • Subgroup – English hybrids of Old roses
  • Main form – bush (shrub)
  • Height – 1.2 m
  • Diameter – 0.9 m
  • Bush shape – oval-rounded
  • Flower color – crimson with shades of purple
  • Number of petals – 80
  • Flower shape – cup-shaped rosette
  • Flower size – 10 – 12 cm
  • Flowering shape – cluster
  • Flowering type – repetitive
  • Aroma – light
  • Foliage – dark green with a burgundy border, dense, with low sheen, large, abundant
  • Shoots – upright , with thorns, do not droop under flowers
  • Features – sizes do not change in hot climates
  • Resistance to powdery mildew – above average
  • Resistance to black spot – above average
  • Cold resistance – 5 – 11 zones
  • Breeder – D. Austin
  • Catalog name – Auslot
  • Year of introduction to the culture – 1997
  • Soil – all types of
  • pH – there may be slight fluctuations from neutral
  • Drainage – required
  • Plot – sunny/partial shade
  • Container – yes
  • Shtamb – yes
  • Types of plantings – mixed plantings, alive e hedges, tapeworms 

Take care of the SOPHY’S ROSE rose like this:

  • Planting for roses is the most important step in caring for them. The plant prefers sunny areas with good drainage. It grows 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 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. SOPHY’S ROSE 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. The English potted rose SOPHY’S ROSE is also pruned.
  • Loosening and weeding the soil around the rose bush is needed to circulate 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. Roses growing in pots must be covered.    

Enjoy your cultivation!

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