Bred by Tantau, Germany, this beautiful rose was released in Australia in 1996 to raise funds for the Rotary Health Research Foundation.
Joy of Life produces blooms with off-white centres margined with salmon-dark pink at the petal edge and the flowers darken with age to red. This rose is very strong and vigorous, growing to 1.5mtrs in height with very healthy, dark green foliage, making it a very easy rose to grow – especially important when presenting a rose of this name for a memorial gift!
The flowers of Joy of Life stand up well in a vase. Extremely pretty that the flowers change as they age which adds a lovely aspect to a flower arrangement.
- Stunning confection of colours in every bloom
- Healthy and very free flowering
- Great in flower arrangments
- Ideal rose to present as a memorial gift
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.