Climbing rose Florentina – a bright decoration of the local area
Climbing rose Florentina obtained by crossing cold and disease resistant varieties in 2011 by German breeders. Full buds of deep red color reach the size of 11 – 12 cm, delighting with the beauty of the bud and harmonious aroma. Due to its unpretentiousness, the ability to maintain a presentable appearance for a long time and the splendor of flowering, this species is grown for domestic and commercial purposes..
Special climbing rose Florentina
Since the selection tests of the variety were carried out in the famous German nursery Kordes, the culture received the same name – the Florentina Kordes climbing rose. During the variety trials, the rose showed high resistance to powdery mildew and viral diseases. Scientists also noted the resistance of the buds to fading and drying out under the influence of sunlight..
|Fullness of buds||26-40 petals;|
|Bud size||from 10 to 12 cm;|
|Bush height||up to 2 m;|
|Leaves||glossy, dark green, carved;|
|Growing features||grows in fertile soil, systematic watering, fertilization, bush formation is required.|
Advantages and disadvantages
Rose Florentina, described by gardeners and nursery farmers, has many positive qualities..
These include the following:
- great appearance of the bush, buds;
- abundant and long flowering;
- high immunity to spots and other viral diseases;
- strong yet flexible shoots that are easy to form into a hedge.
The structure of the branches allows you to form a rose in the form of a lush, separately flowering bush, as well as use it for decoration of facades of buildings, fences, gazebos.
The variety has few disadvantages. They do not relate to the aesthetics of appearance or the excessive demands of the plant on growing conditions:
- Firstly, amateurs note the not too pronounced smell of the bushes. The scent is felt directly near the bud, but does not spread around.
- Secondly, lush flowering and the declared size of buds can only be achieved when grown on fertile soils or with systematic fertilization..
Proper planting and caring for the Florentina rose is a guarantee that the plant takes root well, does not get sick, blooms annually in spring and blooms again several times during the warm season..
The most important conditions for successful cultivation are the following:
- choosing a suitable place – a well-lit, fertile area with low acidity;
- remoteness from groundwater (at least one meter);
- moderate planting density of bushes (leaves and flowers need to be provided with access to fresh air and the possibility of free growth in width and length).
It is advisable to purchase a bush for planting in a nursery. It must have healthy shoots and a well-developed root system..
In the spring, planting is recommended after warming up the soil by 10 ° C, in the fall – a month before the onset of frost.
Planting scheme for climbing roses Florentina
Before planting young bushes in the ground, prepare the soil:
- Planting is planned in the spring. So in the fall, the site is dug up with manure.
- When determining the high acidity of the soil, sprinkle the soil with quicklime or wood ash.
- If during the spring planting of bushes there is not enough time to prepare the soil, then peat and humus are introduced into it at the rate of: 1 bucket per 1 sq. m. After that, the soil is dug up and large clods are broken with a rake.
A few hours before planting, it is advisable to soak the roots of young plants in water with the addition of Epin or Heteroauxin. It helps to reduce planting stress and improve the immunity of the rose..
- dig a planting hole with a depth of at least 60 cm, the width depends on the size of the root system;
- small crushed stone is poured onto the bottom (layer from 5 to 10 cm) to ensure drainage;
- 1 bucket of excavated soil is mixed with a bucket of humus with the addition of a small amount of sand, the bottom is filled with the mixture by 15 cm;
- the roots of the rose are placed on a mound from the soil so that the root collar remains at the level of the ground, the roots are covered with the remainder of the mixture of soil and humus;
- after the soil around the roots is well tamped, a bucket of water is poured under the bush.
What care does the climbing rose Florentina need?
Further care for a climbing rose consists in carrying out standard procedures for roses:
- providing abundant watering twice a week;
- loosening the soil during the formation of an earthen crust;
- weed removal;
- cutting off dried buds;
- making an infusion of mullein under each bush after flowering;
- warming bushes with sawdust and sacking for the winter.
Florentina is very responsive to enough attention. She invariably pleases owners with beautiful flowers all summer long..