The gorgeous flowers of the perpetually flowering ‘Salmon Beauty’ rose will be in bloom from June until the first frosts. The Malva will flower abundantly from June through August. If you regularly cut out the overblown flower stems on this strong perennial, you will have flowers for longer.
These garden plants will easily fill a good half a square metre so, a small border, but also a large planter. Order more packs for a bigger bed or border.
This lovely border pack consists of:
- Large Tea Rose (Rosa ‘Salmon Beauty’), delivered bare rooted, 3 plants.
- Mallow (Malva moschata) ‘Alba, in a nursery pot Ø 9 cm, 3 plants.
|Latin name:||Mix & Match ‘Perfect Powder’|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
This unusual combination of salmon pink rose and white Malva moschata should be planted in a sunny spot for the most abundant flowering - a lightly shaded spot in a corner will also suffice. Give them a nutritious soil and feed them now and then for even more profuse flowering.
Plant these plants in the garden as soon as possible upon receipt. If the roots appear dry, soak the pot with the plant in a bucket of lukewarm water. Make sure the bed is weed free and improve poor soil with a good mix of compost and organic fertiliser pellets. Plant the roses 50 cm apart and the mallow at 30-35 cm from the roses. Using a trowel or spade turn the soil over to loosen it. Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball at the correct depth (the top of the root ball should be level to the ground). Don't forget that loose soil will sink a little so be sure not to plant anything too high or it will dry out. Heel well in and water generously right away.
Rose and Malva are both fabulous as cut flowers. Pick yourself a bouquet regularly to enjoy these exceptional flowers even more.
Colourful garden plants, also on the patio!
Add colour to your patio or decking with a lovely planter filled with the 'Salmon Beauty' tea rose and the Malva together. You will need a large planter with good drainage. Check out all the pots available at Bakker.com.
Layer the base of the pot with potsherds, then add some potting compost, perhaps with a few slow-release fertiliser tabs, just to give the plants a really good start and have them flourish well. Plant things up all mixed through each other. Fill up with more potting compost and press well in. Water immediately.
Don't allow the plants in the border to dry out. Once they're well established they will become more drought tolerant than they were when first planted. When it's really warm and dry, they will appreciate a little extra water. Keep your border free of weeds to allow the plants more room to grow and give a monthly feed of a fertiliser for flowering plants from March to July.
The border mix in the winter
These are all fundamentally hardy perennials but of course always more frost sensitive if potted up. If yours are in (large )planters, it's always a good idea to stand them a bit more sheltered over the winter. If the weather is very severe, indoors in the shed would be best.