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Rose

Rosa 'Blush Noisette'

This is a stunning climbing rose that produces large flowers in a beautiful pale pink. They're great for growing on trellises and arches as well as up the front of houses.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Roses can be harvested throughout the growing season. It is best to harvest in the early mornings before the heat of the day. Use sharp, clean secateurs and cut the stems at an angle just above an active bud.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take hardwood cuttings from firm young stems with some leaves in Autumn. Make 1-2.5 cm vertical slits through the bark near the base. Place in pots of moist sand or potting soil to root.
Seed
Seed need a cold stratification, but will not grow into the same parent plant and can have different color and charactiristics. Therefor budding is the preferred propagation.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Pot plant
Roses make beautiful container plants, provide good drainage and make sure the container is large enough, at least 1m wide.
Hedge plant
Roses make an effective low hedge especially on borders of proporties or close to homes due to their thorns.
Attractive flowers
Planted on mass Iceberg will make a good show of white flowers all season.

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, marmalade, and soup or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. Rose water has a very distinctive flavour and is used heavily in Middle Eastern, Persian, and South Asian cuisine, especially in sweets such as barfi, baklava, halva, gulab jamun, gumdrops, kanafeh, nougat, and Turkish delight. Rose petals or flower buds are sometimes used to flavour ordinary tea, or combined with other herbs to make herbal teas.
Ornamental
The majority of ornamental roses are hybrids that were bred for their flowers. Iceberg is a favourite because of the continual flowering through the season.

Personality

Family
Rosaeceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Wild roses are host plants for a number of pests and diseases. Many of these are also shared with other plants, including especially other genera of the Rosaceae. Cultivated roses are often subject to severe damage from insect, arachnid and fungal pests and diseases. In many cases they cannot be usefully grown without regular treatment to control these problems.

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