Bred in the USA, this wonderful rose passed rigorous testing in the Australian Rose Trial Gardens in Adelaide, came out with a Bronze Medal in 2009 and is now enjoying a place in hot Australian gardens where it flourishes!
One Love is very distinct for the unusual array of colours seen all over the bush .. rich magenta red buds in massive clusters open slowly to display a light purple/cerise and then fade back to lighter cerise pink before falling cleanly from the bush. The perfume is very rich and fruity.
The foliage is dense and glossy light-mid green exuding extreme natural resistance to disease. The bush will grow to around 1.2 metres tall, is very suitable to be budded as a standard rose and definitely will produce a magnificent rose hedge if the plants are spaced at .75cms apart.
- Very high health modern shrub rose
- Continual blooming on lush light green foliage
- Extremely lovely fruity fragrance
- Ideal as a standard rose
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.