TEQUILA LA SEVILLANA – Modern Shrub Rose/Floribunda rose which, because of its parentage, ‘Golden Holstein’ x ‘Bonica’, could only be a sensational rose

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Raised by Alain Meilland, France, 2004 this extremely free-flowering golden amber rose creates a festival of colour which tones perfectly with all other roses.

Tequila la Sevillana has all the wonderful traits of its parents – most notably it is so highly disease-resistant and healthy rose to consider planting in a massed effect to create a rose hedge-row requiring little or no maintenance other than a mechanical prune to remove spent flower heads which easily creates a display of rose-hips.

The waved petals of butter-yellow turn salmon pink at the edges during variable weather conditions but whatever the weather, this rose will retain the stunning habit of continual free-flowering with massive branches of blooms.

There is little fragrance to Tequila la Sevillana but this showy, prolific rose has every other quality a great rose has to offer.

  • Stunning waved petals of butter-yellow
  • Continual flowering throughout the season
  • Extremely high-health rose
  • Suitable for streetscape and rose hedge planting

CULTURAL NOTES:

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.

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