Raised in the USA and released by Swane’s Nursery this exceedingly showy rose is “The Ultimate Garden Vixen” producing massive heads of blooms which have rich magenta petals deep in the centre fading to sparkling amethyst outside petals.
Sweet Intoxication will permeate your garden with the most alluring and lasting clove fragrance – hence its name!
The glossy green foliage is an indication of the extreme disease resistance and health of this rather tall growing (1.2 metres) shrub. The strong clusters of blooms last well in the vase and will fill the room with spicy perfume.
- Extremely healthy, disease resistant shrub rose
- Intoxicating clove fragrace
- Long strong clusters of blooms suitable to vase
- Glossy green foliage
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.