Released by Swane’s Nursery this magnificent rose will please you as a specimen rose in the rose garden and delight you when you receive the award for ‘Best Rose in the Show’ at your local rose show. Each bloom is a dedication to perfection of rose flowers.
Moonstone is best described as porcelain pink in colour however, it is very much cream deep in the throat of petals with a porcelain pink at the outer edge of each tough petal.
The strong, long stemmed blooms endure well in the vase with the lush and large, dark green foliage a lovely foil for the pale porcelain pink blooms.
- Large, large blooms of perfect form
- Ideal cut flower for vase or showing
- Porcelain pink on out edge of creamy white petals
- Strong, dark green foliage
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.