Raised by Meilland, France and introduced to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the naming of the original Peace rose to inspire us to never lose the spirit in striving for genuine, lasting peace!
Spirit of Peace is a very highly recommended rose as it has all the qualities worthy of planting in every rose garden. The exquisite long-stemmed blooms of golden buff and mellow apricot are, in cooler weather, tinged with coppery pink and the fragrance is of rich spicy honey.
The bush is strong to 1.5 metres tall with lush and healthy, mid-green foliage of great disease resistance. The flowers are superb for the vase.
- Highly recommended rose growing to 1.5 metres tall
- Superb long stems for cut blooms lasting well in the base
- Lovely golden buff/apricot tinged pink in cooler weather
- Exquisite fragrance of spicy honey
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.