The English rose L.D. BRAITHWAITE blooms with large, vibrant flowers almost continuously. They are painted in a luminous crimson color that no other D. Austin rose possesses. A branchy and strong rose is never without flowers in the season. The breeder named the L.D. BRAITHWAITE rose after his father-in-law, Leonard Dudley Braithwaite.
CHARACTERISTICS OF ROSES L.D. BRAITHWAITE
- Group – English roses
- Subgroup – English hybrids of Old roses
- Basic form – bush (shrub)
- Height – 1.5 m
- Diameter – 1.2 m
- Bush shape – round
- Flower color – crimson
- Number of petals – 80
- Flower shape – Densely double, cupped
- Flower size – 10 – 12 cm
- Blossom shape – cluster, one by one
- Bloom type – repetitive
- Aroma – light
- Foliage – dark green, leathery, large, with a slight sheen
- Shoots – strong, long, vertical, with thorns
- Features – in warm climates, it tends to release shoots more than 2 m
- Resistance to powdery mildew – medium
- Resistance to black spot – medium
- Cold hardiness – 4 – 11 USDA zones
- Breeder – D. Austin
- Catalog name – Auscrim
- Year of introduction – 1988
- Soil – all types of
- pH – there may be slight fluctuations from neutral
- Drainage – required
- Plot – sunny / partial shade
- Container – yes
- Standard – yes
- Types of plantings – various plantings of mixed type, background, live from towns and cities
Take care of L.D. BRAITHWAITE roses 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. Rose L.D. BRAITHWAITE is 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 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 English roses L.D. BRAITHWAITE are 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. Austin`s rose L.D. BRAITHWAITE can hibernate without a global shelter. Roses growing in pots must be covered.
Enjoy your cultivation!