Bred by Dee Bennett, USA, 1989 this wonderful rose graces many gardens as a remembrance rose and because of its extremely hardy nature and reliable repeat flowering, I never hesitate to recommend this rose as a gift to the least green-thumbed gardener – once in the ground this rose will perform and be a delightful reminder of the Mother for whom it was planted.
Mother’s Love has beautifully long pointed buds of the palest pink with slightly deeper pink centres which may fade in the very hot sun. It is a very feminine rose with graceful branches often producing a single rose but very often a cluster of blooms. The perfume is charming.
The bush is very reliable with very little disease issues and lovely glossy mid-green foliage and there are a good number of prickles! The flowers last well in the vase where the perfume can be truly enjoyed.
- Delightful rose to gift as a remembrance of any Mother
- Pale pink blooms which pale to almost white in hot sun
- Lovely sweet fragrance
- Glossy mid-green foliage on a reliable bush
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.