The English rose THE ALEXANDRA ROSE has simple and fragrant flowers in coppery pink shades. The aroma is musky. Named rose THE ALEXANDRA ROSE in honor of the day of Alexandra Rose, when charities raise funds to help those in need.
Characteristics of the rose ALEXANDRA ROSE
- Group – English Rose
- Subgroup – English hybrid Alba
- Main form – bush (shrub)
- Height – from 1.5 m
- Diameter – 1.5 m
- Bush shape – oval
- Flower color – copper-pink, with yellow center
- Number of petals – 5
- Flower shape – simple
- Flower size – 5 cm
- Flowering shape – clusters
- Flowering type – repetitive
- Aroma – strong
- Foliage – round, dense, dark green, shiny, abundant
- Shoots – long, vertically directed, with thorns, abundant
- Features – it is better to grow three bushes, short pruning makes the bush shorter, with light pruning the shoots can reach 2.5 m in length
- Powdery mildew resistance – high
- Black spot resistance – high
- Cold hardiness – USDA zones 5 – 11
- Breeder – D. Austin
- Catalog name – Ausday
- Year of introduction to the crop – 1992
- Soil – all types of
- pH – there may be slight fluctuations from neutral
- Drainage – required
- Plot – sunny/partial shade
- Container – yes
- Standard – yes
- Planting types – mixed plantings such as tapeworms, tall hedges.
Take care of THE ALEXANDRA ROSE like this:
- Planting for roses is 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 are watered as needed – from 15 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 rose bush THE ALEXANDRA ROSE 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. Roses growing in pots must be covered.
Enjoy your cultivation!