Bred by Nieuwesteeg, Victoria, Australia, released in 2004 and then proceeding to be awarded a Certificate of Merit for the Best Hybrid Tea at the National Rose Trial Gardens of Australia.
In Appreciation is a magnificent rose to gift when ‘Thank You’ just doesn’t seem to say it all because this rose will remind the recipient of your appreciation by producing masses of luminous bright pink, perfectly formed blooms continually throughout the season.
There is a light fragrance which is particularly noted in warmer weather and each single bloom will stand up in the vase and decorate with delight for more than a week.
The bush is strong and hardy with excellent resistance to mildew and black spot because of the tough, shiny foliage.
- Ideal gift rose when saying ‘Thank You’ isn’t quite enough
- Luminous, cerise pink blooms continually
- Extremely healthy, shiny foliage
- Blooms last well as cut flowers in 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.