THE CHILDREN’S ROSE – Hybrid Tea Rose of the most delicate China pink and the most robust growth

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Raised by Meilland, France this highly fragrant rose has every single quality that one might expect from a rose which carries this lovely name!

The Children’s Rose produces highly fragrant blooms of soft powder pink which slowly unfurl to reveal a mass of swirling petals in fully double blooms. The flowering stems are mostly single, sometimes in clusters and are very long lasting in the vase. There are very few thorns on the flower stems which means that the children themselves can pick the flowers!

The bush is so robust and very disease resistant foliage makes this a very dense shrub which will grow easily to 1.5 metres tall and 1 metre wide. Once it starts to bloom in the mid-Spring, the flowering is constant throughout the season and right up to Winter pruning.

We highly recommend The Children’s Rose – a superb rose that combines beauty and form with the loveliest of true rose perfumes.

  • Very highly recommended rose
  • Exquisite true rose fragrance
  • Powder pink classic blooms ideal for the vase
  • Tall growing, very free flowering, healthy shrub

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.

8 thoughts on “THE CHILDREN’S ROSE – Hybrid Tea Rose of the most delicate China pink and the most robust growth

  1. Thank you for this beautiful pink Rose, the perfume is outstanding and lasts even when the rose bloom starts to die i have noticed. You could not ask for a more perfect Rose in every way.

    • YES, TOTALLY AGREE THAT ‘THE CHILDREN’S ROSE’ IS ONE OF THE MOST PERFECT ROSES IN EVERY WAY …ENJOY!!! CHEERS .. DIANA

  2. I rang today but was not able to hear on the phone where I am ‘animal-sitting’ out of Euroa.
    When I lived further out on the escarpment of Strathbogie plateau Silkies Roses advised several choices from my ‘hopeful’ llist as suitable for growing in the harsh water-short area. I was very pleased with how those roses thrived.
    About 10 years ago I also purchased Iceberg – ‘red’ & white for my daughter’s Torquay (coastal) garden. They also have thrived.
    I now live in TOrquay & having bought a 4 year old house have ‘inherited’ several roses the names of which I do not know. There is a ‘Just Joey’ planted on the 6 foot high north fence which means it gets very little sun so flowers infrequently. Is there anything I can do to encourage it to flower more prolificly?

    I am wanting to buy 2 pink roses for my daughter this month. When I mentioned I have a pink rose that looks quite like a peony flower you suggested ‘Queen Adelaide’ & I also wonder about ‘The Children’s Rose’ or ‘Addictive Lure’? I do like a disease resistant, minimum care, perfumed & long flowering rose! We love to pick them for the dining table especially.

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Helen Blackwell

    • IF YOU STILL NEED ASSISTANCE WITH THIS, PLEASE CALL ME ON 03 5787 1123 … I HAVE NOT BEEN POSTING ON THIS SITE FOR SOME TIME BUT WILL KEEP AN EYE ON IT NOW THAT I HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF HOW TO USE IT … CHEERS

  3. Hi there,

    I have a Children’s rose which I love so much but we have downsized our garden since we moved house and I was wondering whether it was possible to espalier this type of rose?

    • Hello Christina … you know what? I would give it a go … you can often make a rose do what YOU want rather than let it do what IT wants … stretch the canes out and I think you will be delightfully surprised at the results … awesomely grand rose so have a go in your smaller garden .. cheers .. Diana

  4. I have not looked at this page before. We moved house 6 years ago and inherited 4 lovely
    roses, not knowing the name of them I have looked at countless pictures and asked
    lots of rose centres . On Gardening Australia this Saturday they showed a rose that is
    so near mine I am convinced it is a Childrens Rose. I hope to buy one and compare them.

    • Hello Sue … if you are able to send me a pic of your roses, I should be able to positively identify it for you … THE CHILDREN’S ROSE is such a wonderful rose, lovely tall bush, heaps of highly fragrant, perfectly formed blooms … pls send your pic to my email info@rosesalesonline.com.au – talk soon

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