Introduced by David Austin Roses in 1994 this pretty rose has ‘Mary Rose’ in her breeding and this is evident by the great disease-resistance she displays.
Eglantyne is a medium-sized bush of outstanding disease-resistance and the lovely dark-green foliage is a magnificent foil for the China-pink on the outside petals as the flower ages. This rose is a good long-lasting cut flower due to the long, strong stems and it frequently produces only one rose per stem. The centre of each rose is like a button-eye with all the inner petals reverting inwards so Eglantyne never reveals her stamens but covers them with these little petals … very pretty.
I recommend that Eglantyne be planted en masse to truly enjoy the spectacle of very repeat-flowering and the perfume from a bed of this variety will lure your visitors. The charming, delicate old rose fragrance is very sweet.
- Extremely charming English Rose
- Very disease-resistant
- Fragrant very old-world style blooms
- Sturdy flower suited to a vase
The generally sunny, dry and hot conditions of the Australian garden are particularly well suited to planting roses and roses flourish in our gardens when you take measures to provide the following:
WATER – Roses are very deep rooted plants and require one good, deep soaking at least every 10 days in hot and dry conditions.
FEED – Because roses flower throughout all but the Winter season, they should be regularly fertilized with quality (preferably organic) fertilizer which contains a balance of major nutrients (NPK) and trace elements. The fertilizer should be applied at least once a month – small amount often – with fortnightly applications of liquid seaweed over the foliage.
PRUNE – During Winter, 70% of the rose plant should be pruned and all old wood removed back to the crown and the bush pruned to shape.
During the flowering seasons, 25% of all flowering stems should be cut back after flowering to encourage strong re-growth.
MULCH – Particular attention to application of lucerne or pea straw directly around the root-zone of each rose will enhance the overall health of the rose and then the whole bed should be mulched to 75mm with any other mulch medium available.