Rose (Purple) - Plant
Best grown in acidic, organically rich, humusy, medium moisture, moisture-retentive but well-drained soils in part shade.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rosy Spurge||Purple||April to May||2.00 to 2.50 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Rose bushes must also be located in well-drained, fertile soil. Plant dormant roses in early spring (or fall). Potted plants can be planted any time between spring and fall, but preferably spring. If you re planting bare root roses, presoak them in water for at least 24 hours prior to placing them in the ground.
|Full Sunlight||Rose are grown in well-drained soil with optimum sunlight. Clay or loamy soil are ideal.||Rose plant can survive drought but they wonâ€™t thrive â€“ to have a thrive rose plant, keep the soil moist all the time. |
That means when top soil is removed by few centimeter, the soil should still be moist. For that, the soil must be soaked to 6 to 8 inch deep and not just sprinkle the water.
Keep the rose plant moist all the time but never allow the roots to sit in water â€“ otherwise they will rot, also the plant becomes more vulnerable to diseases.
|10 to 38 Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Roses, especially the repeat flowering varieties, need a generous supply of nutrients regularly through the growing season.
- Slow release or organic fertilizers applied to the ground are the most effective; however foliar feeds are also valuable for a quick effect and to help keep the leaves healthy.
- Mulching with organic matter (a very wide range is available) is a very important part of rose growing, helping to conserve water, keeping the ground cool and feeding the micro organisms and worms in the soil.
- It should preferably be well rotted and, if it starts to disappear during the season, be reapplied.
- The best way to keep your plants free from pests and diseases is to choose disease resistant varieties and to grow them as well as possible.
- Regular watering is essential, the rose will be stronger, healthier and, most importantly, produce more flowers.
- Early spring is the best time to prune. If itâ€™s still winter, your overeager cuts may lead to frost damage.
- Pruning is pretty straightforward: Remove all non-negotiable growth, thin the plants, and then shape them.
- Experts advise cutting 1/4 inch above a bud eye so the bud eye doesn t dry out.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.