Rosa Lavender ice: description
German breeders, Rosen Tantau, in 2008 provided a rose with lavender-lilac petals, and gave it the name “Lavender Ice”. According to the nature of flowering and the size of the inflorescences, this variety is classified as a Floribunda.
Low, compact bush resistant to diseases, and rain, frost-resistant. The shrub can reach a height of 60-80 cm. There are many shoots on the bush.
Leaves with a glossy surface are leathery, delicate green.
Terry rosette-shaped flowers with a diameter of 8-10 cm. Even uniform color lavender or lilac. The flowers are collected in brushes, the number of flowers on the stem is 3-5 pcs. They are especially good in full dissolution. The aroma is delicate, slightly pronounced. Flowering is plentiful, repeated.
Gardeners like the rose for its unpretentiousness in care, strong immunity, which resists diseases and parasites. It has excellent decorative characteristics, the flowers do not deteriorate in the rain. The only negative is the height of the bush, which limits its use in any landscape design.
Due to the varietal characteristics, planting, growing and caring for this variety are quite simple. The best place to place a rose would be an open area with sufficient illumination in the morning and evening. Also important is the absence of cold drafts (especially in winter). So that the roots do not rot, groundwater must lie on the surface at least a meter deep.
soil for roses
The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage. The best soil for planting Lavender Ice roses is black soil. It can also be grown on loamy soil. It is desirable that it has a slightly acidic reaction. To match the soil, add peat or humus.
Lavender ice rose Floribunda: landing
Prepare a hole about 60 cm deep and wide. At the bottom you need to lay a drainage layer. Spread the roots over the planting hole, and cover with a mixture of dug soil mixed with garden compost or manure.
Can also be grown in containers.
Roses are watered thoroughly. In dry summer weather, it is necessary to wet the entire root zone at least twice a week, avoiding frequent surface watering. It will not affect deeper roots and can cause fungus.
Note! They love water, but dislike wet ground, and may die if the soil is too wet. They must be provided with proper drainage.
In autumn, reduce the amount of water, but do not let the roses dry out completely. To conserve moisture, use mulch around roses to promote healthy growth. A layer of chopped grass or bark is applied around the base of roses with a thickness of 5 cm. Leave a few centimeters of space from the trunk.
In early spring, nitrogen fertilizers are applied under the bush, in summer potash and phosphorus fertilizers. Mineral liquid fertilizer promotes lush green growth, but it can attract aphids and other pests. It is best to rely on compost and natural fertilizers to feed plants throughout the flowering cycle.
Pruning and transplant
Hybrid and Floribunda roses in late winter or very early spring need good trimming and pruning. Pruning promotes healthier growth, forms a regular bush that blooms profusely and lives longer. Removing dead or diseased branches helps to increase airflow and sun penetration into the middle of the bush, which increases the resistance of the rose to diseases and pests, and promotes more intensive flowering.
Note! Pruning stimulates the growth of new shoots, and this is the key to a strong plant with good flowering. If you do not perform regular pruning, then the rose will weaken, flowering is reduced, shoot growth is reduced. Weak plants shorten more than strong ones.
Do not cut or transplant roses in the summer, as they can suffer and die from the heat. Cut off only faded inflorescences. Removing old flowers encourages the plant to produce more flowers instead of using energy to produce seeds.
In autumn, pruning consists in removing immature shoots that cannot survive frosts. No need to prune the shoots much because the plant has yet to survive the winter. If pruned too hard in the fall, plants can be damaged beyond repair.
Possible reasons why the Lavender Ice rose does not bloom:
- suffered from frost in winter;
- unsuitable soil;
- strong exposure to direct sunlight;
- insufficient watering;
- missing nutrients.
- By changing the care, you can affect flowering.
Roses are propagated by cuttings, layering; seeds; vaccination. To preserve species characteristics, vegetative propagation is used: cuttings from adult bushes, after the first wave of flowering. Gardeners mainly use cuttings.
Preparing roses for winter
Most varieties of Lavender are characterized by average winter hardiness. Roses tolerate small frosts easily, so they need to be covered only at stable negative temperatures.
The earth around the bush is spudded. A frame is built, which is covered with compost, dry leaves, weed residues, dry wood shavings and other suitable material.
Pests and diseases
Removing leaves and dead shoots will help reduce pests. If problems arise, insecticidal soap can help fight insects and mold. Lavender Ice variety rose is resistant to pests and diseases. It is not subject to powdery mildew and black spot. But it has an average resistance to rust, so it needs preventive measures. As a preventive measure, you can use folk remedies.
Among pests, aphids are especially dangerous. Also, the bush can be affected by spider mites and rose sawfly. You can control pests with insecticides.
It used to be difficult to grow roses, but now many varieties have changed. Floribunda roses are hardy hybrids. Many modern, easy-to-grow varieties of roses are now available.