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There are many beautiful plants and flowers in the world. Rose "Laguna" climbing with its beauty only confirms this rule.
- Description of the variety "Laguna" climbing
- Features of growing climbing roses "Lagoon"
- Basic care activities
Description of the variety "Laguna" climbing
In the world, several companies are engaged in breeding and growing roses, whose history goes back at least a hundred years. The German company "Wilhelm Kordes and Sons" is one of them. Founded at the end of the 19th century, it has been working for many decades on varieties that are beautiful and unpretentious. The founder of the company, a former German sailor Wilhelm Kordes and all his followers, tried to get hardy, disease and frost tolerant roses.
As a result of their work, many wonderful and unpretentious varieties have appeared. Rose "Laguna" is one of the modern varieties from the group of climbers. The shoots of this variety are straight, with good branching, their height is 1.8 - 2.5 m. The foliage is dense. The leaf plates are dark green, shiny, the leaf size is medium. The buds are large, intense, red-raspberry color, with a pointed top.
When opened, the flower cup has a diameter of up to 10 cm. It becomes a rich pink - crimson color. Densely double flowers, consisting of 50 - 60 petals, collected in a brush of 7-8 pcs. The shape of the flowers is reminiscent of the old varieties of roses.
In the midst of flowering, the bush is completely covered with buds and flowers, from under them you can hardly see the foliage. The flowers have a rich, dense aroma of fruits and wild rose hips. Rose "Lagoon" refers to climbing roses with repeated flowering. Repeated flowering is not inferior in intensity to the first. The variety is unpretentious, frost-resistant, almost not exposed to common rose diseases.
Among the disadvantages of the variety, numerous sharp thorns should be noted. In addition, in order for the bush to look neat and decorative, after flowering, old flowers must be removed, they themselves do not fall off. Despite the fact that the variety was presented to the public only in 2004, it almost immediately gained recognition in the world. Over the past years, he regularly becomes a prize-winner of the most prestigious world exhibitions and competitions of roses. To grow it independently is within the power of both an experienced florist and a novice florist,.
Features of growing climbing roses "Lagoon"
Planting and growing this variety is not particularly difficult, grafted seedlings and seedlings obtained from cuttings take root rather quickly. Like all representatives of this group of roses, "Laguna" prefers well-lit places with good aeration.
However, for this variety, it is necessary to provide shade in the hottest midday hours, this will protect the flowers from rapid burnout. Roses can be planted both in autumn and spring. If the autumn weather in the region makes planting and rooting of roses impossible, then this event should be planned for the spring.
As soon as the soil warms up to + 10 + 12 degrees in spring, you can start planting roses. In most temperate regions, roses are planted in the ground from late April to late May. The best soil for growing roses is fertile loams with a neutral or slightly acidic reaction. Roses do not tolerate empty sandy and rocky soils at all.
The planting hole should be about 50 cm deep and about 60 cm wide. It is desirable to arrange it half a meter from a wall, gazebo, column or other vertical support. Having retreated from the wall at least 10 cm, you can also fix a mesh or lattice, along which the shoots will climb up. If there is nothing vertical near the landing site, a dug-in pole or a tripod installed next to it will save the situation.
To fill the hole, you need to prepare a mixture:
- two buckets of fertile garden or vegetable garden soil
- humus bucket
- a bucket of sand
- half a bucket of peat
- 400 g wood ash
- 40 g universal mineral fertilizer
It is advisable to moisten the mixture a little. Wet soil fills in all the voids between the roots more densely. Part of the mixture is poured onto the bottom of the pit, after which a bucket of water is poured out. After watering, the mixture is poured so that the root collar of the seedling is just below ground level.
If the seedling is purchased with open roots, you need to examine them, cut off the damaged roots and put the rose in cold water for a day or leave them in a liquid mixture of clay and mullein for two hours, in a ratio of 2 to 1. Place the seedling in the hole and close the roots of the cooked mixture, lightly compacting each layer. After planting, the bush is watered.
It is imperative to ensure that the root collar is 6-8 cm below the soil level. This position protects the vaccination site from drying out and does not allow the buds on the rootstock to wake up, which will provoke the growth of wild shoots. If necessary, after watering, add soil to the desired level.
Then the space under the bush is mulched with peat or rotted compost.
Taking into account that the variety belongs to clamber, the shoots are cut 35 - 40 cm above the ground. In the first two weeks of growing, climbing rose seedlings are covered from direct sun. Further care of the plant is not difficult, but it has some specifics.
Basic care activities
All the main activities for the care of the "Laguna" rose can be identified with just a few points:
- shelter for the winter
In the first year after planting, young bushes are watered once every 4-5 days. In subsequent years, it is enough to water the bushes of climbing roses once every 9-10 days in the absence of rain. Despite the fact that these roses are not afraid of drought, since they have powerful roots that go deep into the ground, you should not wait until the land near the bushes completely dries up. The best time to water is early morning or evening when the sun sets below the horizon.
Important! Watering is carried out directly into the trunk circle, sprinkling for these roses is undesirable. If the planting pit was filled with organic matter, then in the second year the rose is fed only with mineral mixtures 4-5 times per season. At the beginning of the growing season, nitrogen fertilizers are applied, in the middle - phosphorus and potassium fertilizers, and at the end - only potash fertilizers. Organic fertilizers are applied every two years.
The next year after planting, the first pruning is carried out. It must be remembered that this variety abundantly forms buds on the branches for three years, after which the branches must be cut out. In the spring, sanitary pruning is carried out and all weak or frozen shoots are removed. The remaining shoots are pruned quite high above the ground, using the so-called high pruning.
Depending on the size of the bush, it is enough to leave no more than seven two- and three-year shoots and 2-3 annual shoots. As soon as the frost settles at around - 6 - 7 degrees, the rose is covered for the winter. The whips must be removed from the supports in advance and laid on the ground.
From above they are covered with air-permeable material, and spruce branches, boards, roofing material are already laid on top of it. In order for the climbing rose "Laguna" to please with its appearance and smell, it is advisable to place it where people rest or often pass.
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