Raised by Kordes, Germany, 1988 and one of the earliest of the modern shrub roses which is suited to almost any sunny situation in the rose garden. Use it as a hedge, a border, in tubs, or as a free-standing specimen amongst the other roses this rose will flower continually, producing the most delicate-looking mid pink flowers which are in no way delicate since they last an extraordinarily long time on the bush and are a dream to work with as a cut flower.
When the 15 petals open, the magnificent crimson stamens add a beautiful dimension to the flowers which grow in clusters and have a light apple scent.
The foliage of Rosendorf Sparrieshoop is tough and leathery dark green. This is an extremely healthy rose which loves to be fertilized as it is flowering to encourage new growth behind the spent flowers so that the rose is almost never without thorny branches of blooms.
- One of the first modern shrub roses
- Extremely healthy leathery foliage
- Clusters of semi-double blooms continually throughout the season
- Striking flowers to use for floral arrangements
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.