Released by Swane’s Nursery in 2011 this magnificent rose will delight the rose gardener who loves to pick roses for the vase and most especially, the gardener who enjoys bi-coloured roses.
Summer of Love produces high centred, classically shaped blooms which have a delightful and unusual coral edge to each creamy-white and yellow petal with the colours intensifying and changing with the weather.
The bush is vigorous, well-branched and upright to 1.5 metres with lush, dark green highly disease-resistant foliage. There is a light spicy fragrance which is more noticeable when it is still and warm and especially evident in the vase.
- Bi-coloured rose with yellow/white centre and coral edge
- Extremely sturdy shrub to 1.5 metres
- Very disease resistant and lush foliage
- Light, spicy fragrance – ideal in a vase
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.