The English rose CARDING MILL blooms with large, cup-shaped flowers with a fruity-myrrh strong aroma. She prefers a warm climate. The name of the rose CARDING MILL comes from a valley located near the D. Austin nursery in Shropshire.

Characteristics of an English rose Carding Mill

  • Group – English roses 
  • Subgroup – English leander hybrids
  • Main form – bush (shrub)
  • Height – 1.2 m
  • Diameter – 0.9 m
  • Bush shape – oval-round
  • Flower color – pink, peach and apricot shades
  • Number of petals – 80
  • Flower shape – cup-shaped
  • Flower size – 10-12 cm
  • Flowering shape – brush, one at a time
  • Flowering type – repetitive
  • Aroma – strong
  • Foliage – dark green, dense, large, matte
  • Shoots – erect, strong, with thorns
  • Features – quickly forms a branchy shrub
  • Resistance to powdery mildew – medium
  • Resistance to black spot – medium
  • Cold hardiness – 5 – 11 USDA zones
  • Breeder – D. Austin
  • Catalog name – Auswest
  • Year of introduction – 2004
  • Soil – all types of
  • pH – may vary slightly from neutral
  • Drainage – required
  • Plot – sunny/partial shade
  • Container – yes
  • Standard – yes
  • Types of planting – mixed plantings of various types, hedges, fragrant Gardens

CARDING MILL rose is cared for 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 so that enough water and air can pass to the root system of the English rose CARDING MILL.
  • 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. Roses are also given mineral complexes that are introduced by spraying. For roses of the CARDING MILL variety growing in pots, fertilizing is increased, but the doses are lower.
  • 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 CARDING MILL 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. English roses CARDING MILL growing in pots must be covered.    

Enjoy your cultivation!

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