Bred by Kordes, Germany in 1991 this immensely pretty rose would be an ideal rose to plant around the border of a garden bed where it will spill over the edge creating a shrub about 75 tall x 1.25 cms wide and could be treated as a hedge – cut with clippers or mechanical hedger immediately after flowering and it would continue to flower throughout the season with an abundance of loosely formed pale pink blooms which will fade during times when the sun is very hot.
Typical of Kordes breeding, this rose is extremely ‘high health’ and once established, would require very little management other than regular pruning and feeding because the glossy dark green foliage is very disease resistant.
I am pleased that such a beautiful rose was named in honour of the 90th birthday of the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and it is a very handy rose to have in the nursery for those rose gardeners who want a small rose for the border of the garden.
- Delightful small rose for garden borders
- Extremely healthy dark foliage
- Ideal rose for pots or hanging baskets
- Mass flower display all season
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.