Introduced by Weeks Roses in 2005 (bred by James Sproul), Honey Dijon is outstandingly healthy and disease-resistant which makes it possible for the home-gardener to grow this novelty-coloured rose when most earlier roses with ‘brown’ tones were difficult to grow.
The glossy dark green foliage is a beautiful foil for the heads of flowers which have a magnificently strong, fruity fragrance and are long-lasting when picked for the vase – one could be forgiven for thinking the flowers are made of silk, such is the unusual colour of Honey Dijon.
As the flowers of Honey Dijon fully open, the swirling mass of petals add a delightful dimension to all the other beautiful qualities of this lovely rose.
- Healthy and disease resistant
- Delightful fruity fragrance
- Stunning golden brown tinged pink
- Ideal and unusual colour for flower arrangements
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.