English rose THE REEVE – shrub rose of D. Austin. It is not on sale in the David Austin Roses catalog, but some foreign sites offer this variety to the buyer. A rose is named after the character of Canterbury Tales. It blooms with fragrant dark pink flowers.
Characteristics of a rose THE REEVE
- Group – English roses
- Basic form – shrub
- Height – up to 1.3 m
- Diameter – up to 1.2 m
- Bush form – rounded
- Flower color – dark pink
- Number of petals – 58
- Flower shape – cupped
- Flower size – 8-10 cm
- Flowering form – clusters
- Flowering type – repeating
- Aroma – saturated, in the style of Antique roses
- Foliage – dark green, dense, medium size, shiny
- Shoots – durable, flexible, with thorns, numerous
- Features – the aroma changes throughout the day: it can hardly be felt during the day, very saturated in the early morning; shoots slope to the ground; in the sun, flowers fade to pale pink; prefers penumbral areas
- Powdery mildew resistance – high (according to tests in Montreal in September 1998)
- Black spotting resistance – high (according to tests in Montreal in September 1998)
- Cold resistance – 5 – 10 USDA zones
- Breeder – D. Austin
- Catalog name – Ausreeve
- Year of introduction to the culture – 1979
- Soil – all types of
- pH – there may be slight fluctuations from neutral (5.6 – 7.8)
- Drainage – required
- Section – partial shade / sunny
- Container – yes
- Standard – yes
- Landing types – mixed landings, borders, hedges, container garden, rosaries
- Pests – typical for roses
- Diseases – powdery mildew, black spotting, rust of roses
Care of the rose THE REEVE as follows:
- Planting for roses is the most important stage of care for them. Rose THE REEVE prefers shaded areas with well-arranged drainage. 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 THE REEVE grows in a container, then watering is 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, fertilizing is more frequent, but smaller doses are used.
- Pruning roses depends on the group to which it belongs. Do pruning rose twice. In summer, faded parts are constantly cut to stimulate the appearance of new flowers. In autumn, winter or early spring, pruning is done to form the plant and prevent it from diseases or pests hiding under the bark of the plant. The REEVE 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. So you will reduce the number of weeds, and the soil will be longer wet. 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 THE REEVE, growing in pots.
Enjoy your cultivation!