Raised by Georges Delbard, France, 2006 with a renowned perfume in the Guerlain range based on the essence of this wonderful rose.
Nahema produces literally masses of highly fragrant and deeply cupped pale, China pink blooms in profusion throughout the season. The flowers are sensational to use in flower arrangements because of their durability in the vase and as the petals drop, the perfume remains scattered around the base of the vase – a sight to behold!
The foliage of Nahema is most unusual in that the leaves have a tendency to recurve which in any other rose might be a sign that the rose is too dry. This quirky difference makes Nahema readily identifiable and despite this habit, the foliage is very strong and disease resistant.
Nahema can be espaliered to a wall or used as a pillar rose bound to a verandah post where it will enjoyed because it has very few thorns!
- Awesome fragrant climbing rose
- Pale pink, cupped blooms with last in a vase
- Distinct and disease resistant leaves
- Almost thornless so can be used on verandah posts
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.