Rose LILIAN AUSTIN, like many early English roses by D. Austin, a descendant of the hybrid tea roses Aloha variety from Boerner (1949). Rose forms a medium-sized, sprawling shrub with a large number of flowering inflorescences (3-10 flowers). The aroma and coloring are delicate and pleasant: the fruity notes sound great with coral pink flowers. The English rose LILIAN AUSTIN is named after the mother of the breeder Lilian Austin.
ROSE CHARACTERISTICS LILIAN AUSTIN
- Group – English roses
- Main form – shrub
- Height – from 0.9 m
- Diameter – from 0.6 m
- Shrub form – rounded
- Flower color – coral pink with a bright yellow center, which with turns pink with age
- Number of petals – 33 (semi-double)
- Flower shape – cupped, sprawling
- Flower size – 10-12 cm
- Flowering form – clusters
- Flowering type – repeating
- Aroma – medium saturated
- Foliage – dark green, dense, shiny
- Shoots – straight, flexible, require support
- Features – in a sunny area presents itself better: flowering more abundantly, higher disease resistance; at a temperature of -20C winter it necessarily harboring
- the powdery mildew resistance – above the average
- resistance blackspot – above average
- cold resistance – 5.10 USDA zone
- breeder – D. Austin
- catalog name – Ausmound
- Year introduction in culture – 1973
- Soil – all types
- pH – there may be slight variations from neutral (5.6 – 6.5)
- Drainage – required
- Plot – sunny
- Container – yes
- Standard – may be
- Planting types – mixed planting, borders, hedges, container garden, rose gardens, we do not recommend growing as ground cover – flowers they will quickly crumble.
- Pests – typical of roses.
- Diseases – susceptible to inadequate care of powdery mildew, black spotting, rust of roses.
Care of a LILIAN AUSTIN rose like this:
- Planting for roses is the most important stage of care for them. Rose LILIAN AUSTIN prefers sunny areas with well-arranged drainage. It grows on almost all types of soils. The earth for it must be loose in order to pass in sufficient quantities of water and air to the root system.
- Watering. Roses are watered as necessary – from 10 liters of water per 1 adult bush, an average of 2 to 3 times a week. In dry times, watering is more frequent. If the English rose LILIAN AUSTIN grows in a container, then watering is quicker. 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 mineral and organic fertilizers. Vitamin complexes are also given to the rose, which are introduced by spraying. For roses growing in pots, top dressing is more frequent, but smaller doses are used.
- Do cropping twice. In summer, faded parts are constantly cut to stimulate the appearance of new flowers. In autumn, winter or early spring, pruning is carried out to form the plant and prevent it from diseases or pests hiding under the bark of the plant. The LILIAN AUSTIN 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 technique will help reduce weeds, and the soil will be wet longer. This applies to container roses.
- Roses need shelter for the winter, if the sub-zero temperatures are very low or frequent prolonged thaws are typical of winter. Be sure to cover the English rose LILIAN AUSTIN, growing in pots.
Enjoy your cultivation!