In this article you will learn about the smell of the rose and its resistance to weather, and also the optimal flowering time for the rose.
Buying a rose, customers very often pay attention to its aromas. Specialists distinguish 25 types of aroma of roses. This is one of the virtues of a rose. A typical pink fragrance, which we all know very well, is found mainly in dark red and pink flowers. But there are roses that smell like violets, nasturtiums, irises, hyacinths, honey, lemon, apple, raspberries, etc. Roses musky and mossy smell of musk. There are roses that do not smell very nice, for example, with bedbugs. There are also varieties of roses, which smell of foliage: an Eglantine rose, whose leaves smell of apples. Especially the smell after the rain is felt. Since the aroma of roses is differently saturated, they are divided into slightly fragrant, fragrant and very fragrant. And 20% of roses do not smell at all.
It is very important when choosing a rose is its resistance to weather conditions. Therefore, when buying a certain grade, you need to consider its frost resistance in relation to the weather area in which you live. Therefore, species and varieties of roses are divided into groups. The first group includes very tender plants, in which the entire aboveground part is very easily frozen: ripened and not ripened shoots. The second group includes varieties that can have 1-2 eyes at the base. Although in severe frosts, the entire overground part may also be frozen out. The next group of 3-rd includes plants that lose not mature shoots, and up to half can freeze and mature shoots. Hardy plants, in which all the ripened shoots are completely preserved, and not matured, only a quarter of them enter the 4th group. The 5th group includes plants, in which only the tips of the shoots can be frozen. The most frost-resistant plants belong to the 6th group. They usually keep all their parts intact. When buying a rose you should pay attention to its resistance to powdery mildew and black spotting. There is a special scale where, the smaller the figure, the more resistant the rose to these diseases.
Botanists in roses also distinguish another important biological characteristic – the flowering time. For example, if you take into account its flowering time when buying a certain type of roses, you can create a garden of continuous pink flowering. Basically somewhere 60-70% of roses bloom in early summer or in its first half. There are roses that blossom continuously. Repaired roses have a repeated flowering. Many-flowered roses are covered with flowers a little later than large-flowered roses, and bloom until frost. Sometimes roses have a decorative effect and their fruits.