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Rose DAVID AUSTIN The Generous Gardener - Climbing, Fragrant, Reblooming
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Rose DAVID AUSTIN The Generous Gardener - Climbing, Fragrant, Reblooming

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Bears beautifully formed flowers, which nod gracefully on the stem. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect. The flowers are a pale glowing pink and have a delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh.

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Rose Bareroot Size: Grade 1   

Breeder: David Austin

Height: 15'

Width: 3-4'

Light: Full Sun

Petals: Medium, 55

Rose Type: English Climbing Rose

Fragrant: Strong (Old Rose, Musk, Myrrh)

Hardiness Zone: 4-11

Delivery time: April-May 2024

Disease Resistance: Very Good

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Bareroot Rose Growing Guide

When your bareroot rose arrives in the mail, it's important to take a few steps to ensure its health and successful planting. Here's what you should do upon receiving your bareroot rose:

1. Unpack Immediately: Open the package as soon as possible after delivery.
Handle the bareroot rose carefully to avoid damaging the roots or stems.
2. Soak the Roots: Place the bareroot rose in a bucket or container of water. Let the roots soak for several hours (4-6 hours) or overnight. This helps rehydrate the roots before planting.
3. Prepare for Planting: While the roots are soaking, prepare the planting site in your garden. Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil.
4. Trim Roots and Canes (if necessary): If the roots or canes appear excessively long or damaged, you can trim them slightly. Use clean, sharp pruners to make clean cuts.

Planting Your Bareroot Rose

Planting and growing a bareroot rose can be a rewarding experience. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you successfully establish your rose plant:

1. Timing: Plant your bareroot rose in early spring, after the last frost date for your area. This allows the plant to establish before hot weather.
2. Prepare the Site: Choose a location with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Ensure the soil is well-draining and fertile. Roses prefer slightly acidic soil (pH 6-6.5).
3. Soaking: Before planting, soak the roots of your bareroot rose in a bucket of water for several hours. This rehydrates the roots.
4. Digging the Hole: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending or crowding. The hole should be about 18-24 inches wide and deep enough to cover the roots completely.
5. Planting: Place the rose in the hole, spreading out the roots. Position the bud union (the swollen area where the roots meet the stem) just above the soil level. This helps protect the plant from harsh weather conditions.
6. Backfilling: Fill in the hole with soil, gently firming it around the roots as you go to remove air pockets.
7. Amending Soil: Mix in some compost or well-rotted manure with the backfill soil to improve fertility and drainage.
8. Watering: Water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil around the roots.

Caring for Your Bareroot Rose

  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the first growing season. Water deeply once or twice a week depending on weather conditions.
  • Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch (like wood chips or shredded bark) around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the stem.
  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer formulated for roses in early spring when new growth appears and again in mid-summer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates.
  • Pruning: Prune your bareroot rose after planting to remove any damaged or dead canes and to shape the plant. Cut back the remaining canes to encourage new growth.
  • Support: If you have a climbing or tall variety, provide support like a trellis or stake to prevent the plant from leaning or breaking.
  • Pest and Disease Control: Monitor your rose regularly for signs of pests (e.g., aphids, spider mites) and diseases (e.g., powdery mildew, black spot).Treat promptly with appropriate organic or chemical controls if needed.
  • Winter Care: In colder climates, protect your bareroot rose by applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant in late fall. This helps insulate the roots from freezing temperatures.

By following these steps, you can ensure your bareroot rose establishes well and thrives in your garden. Remember, roses appreciate regular care and attention but reward you with beautiful blooms and fragrance throughout the growing season.