Bred by Kordes, Germany in 1989 Valencia has a colour of its very own – a blend of copper-yellow-cream and huge flowers, most especially in the warmer weather when it our-performs other roses for flower production and health.
Valencia has very dark green, tough and leathery foliage which ensures that the bush remains healthy in all weather. The flowers are produced on long, strong stems, usually one to a stem because the flowers are so large and the stem could only support one flower at a time, so large is the beautiful, subtly fragrant bloom.
The flowers are ideal for flower arranging with the warm copper-yellow blooms blending well with a huge range of various colours and décor.
Valencia grows on a moderately sized bush to around 1.2 metres and if planted in a group, would be spectacular and produce a succession of blooms for the vase over a long flowering period.
- Highly recommended rose in this colour range of copper-yellow
- Extremely healthy, lush, dark green foliage
- Exquisite strong stemmed cut flower
- Large flowers with lovely fragrance
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.