English rose DAPPLE DAWN – sport from the RED COAT variety. Unlike RED COAT, in DAPPLE DAWN the flowers are painted in soft pink shades. The number of petals and sizes are almost the same in both varieties of D. Austin roses. Growth habits are also similar. It smells of musk.
Characteristics of a rose DAPPLE DAWN
- Group – English roses (English Roses)
- Main form – bush (shrub)
- Height – 1.5 m
- Diameter – 1.25 m
- Bush form – oval-round
- Color of flower – soft pink shades
- Number of petals – 5- 8 (simple)
- Flower shape – flat
- Flower size – 8 cm
- Flowering shape – clusters
- Flowering type – repeating
- Aroma – saturated
- Foliage – dark green, medium sized, dense, with glitter
- Shoots – upright, with spikes
- Features – prefers sunny areas; to increase resistance to diseases, it is regularly fed.
- Resistance to powdery mildew – medium
- Resistance to black spotting – medium
- Cold resistance – 5 – 9 USDA zones
- Breeder – D. Austin
- Catalog name – Ausapple
- Year of introduction to the culture – 1983
- Soil – all types of
- pH – can be slight variations from neutral (5.6 – 7.8)
- Drainage – required
- Plot – sunny
- Container – yes
- Standard – yes
- Planting types – mixed planting, borders, hedges, container garden, rose gardens
- Pests – typical roses
- Diseases – powdery mildew, black spotting, rust of roses
Care of the DAPPLE DAWN rose like this:
- Planting for roses is the most important step in leaving them. Rose DAPPLE DAWN prefers sunny areas with well drained soil. It grows on almost all types of soils. The earth must be loose in order to allow enough water and air to pass through to the root system.
- Watering. Roses are watered as necessary – from 10 liters of water per 1 adult bush on average 2 to 3 times a week. In dry times, watering is more frequent. If the English rose DAPPLE DAWN grows in a container, then watering is usually more frequent. In both cases, it all depends on weather conditions.
- Fertilizing with fertilizers is carried out at least 2 to 3 times during the growing season. It can be both mineral fertilizers and organic. Vitamins are also given to roses, which are administered by spraying. For roses growing in pots, top dressing is more frequent, but smaller doses are used.
- Pruning is done twice: in the summer, faded parts are constantly cut to stimulate the appearance of new flowers, and in autumn, winter or early spring, pruning is performed to form the plant and prevent it from diseases or pests hiding under the bark of the plant. The DAPPLE DAWN potted rose is also pruned.
- Loosening and weeding the soil around the rose bush is necessary for the circulation of air, moisture and nutrients for the root system. To minimize your labor, use mulching. This agrotechnical technique will help reduce weeds and leave the soil longer moist. This applies to container roses.
- Shelter for the winter is especially necessary if the minus temperatures are very low or in winter, frequent long thaws are characterized by a sharp decrease in minuses. Be sure to cover the English rose DAPPLE DAWN, growing in pots.
Enjoy your growing!