The hedge should be pruned twice per year. In the spring, prune off any dead branches. This makes more room for young branches. In the summer, remove any flowers that have already bloomed. The rose will make new flowers in their place. Plant the rose in a place with plenty of sunlight. Water generously after planting. After the plant has grown, you only need to water it once a week. If it has rained, you don't need to give it extra water, but when there are dry spells, give it a bit more water. The roses are grown from cuttings. This makes them winter-hardy, disease-resistant and they bloom all summer long! The rose cutting is super strong and highly resilient.
This rose is licensed, which means that it has been cultivated for health and is less susceptible to disease. The leaves, for example, stay on the plant all summer, which helps the rose to bloom and means that you can enjoy the flowers, healthy leaves and the scent of the roses for longer.
All of our roses are grafted, which means that they have a frost-sensitive grafting point (the thicker area where the branches originate). The advantage of grafted roses is that they are much more winter-hardy and last longer because roses grafted to rootstock are stronger.
|Latin name:||Rosa 'Bonita'|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - November|
|Growing Height:||100 - 150 cm|
|Planting distance:||50 - 80 cm|
We only supply A-Quality rose bushes (as per the 'European Nursery Stock Association' - with 3 strong branches.
Soak these pot grown rose bushes in a bucket of lukewarm water for half an hour before planting. Dig a wide hole and fork the soil well loose. Iimprove poor soil with the addition of well rotted manure and fertiliser pellets. Remove the rose bush from it's pot and plant at the correct depth. One centimeter below the root ball is sufficiently deep. Fill the hole with the improved soil and heel well in. Water generously. This rose bush likes a spot in full sun or part shade to flower abundantly.
These rose bushes will thrive in a large planter on the patio or decking too. Take a large pot or planter with holes in the base and layer the bottom with potsherds for good drainage. Fill the pot with potting compost or enriched garden soil (well-rotted manure and ertilser pellets and plant the rose bush as you would in the garden. Water immediately. Full sun or part shade will encourage abundant flowering.
Large-flowered roses combined with other plants
These large-flowered 'tea' roses bring big blousy blooms, one per stem, from June until the first frost. Such great eye-catchers in your garden. This is a really lovely variety that will look beautiful in a border surrounded with a buxus hedge! You can combine them with other plants and shrubs, although a well-filled rose bed has plenty of appeal just on its own. You can grow lower growing plants around the base such as Lamium Maculatum 'Beacon Silver'. Place them near a group of lavender or plant tulips so that they can bloom between your roses during the spring.
To encourage new growth, deadhead the faded flowers and snip back right up to the first five fingered leaf. They require plenty of food in order to experience a rich bloom, which means fertilising on a regular basis. In the winter apply granulated cow manure around the base of the large-flowered roses. In early spring apply an organic manure and in July, use a special rose fertiliser. See the pack for correct dosage.
Pruning hybrid roses
Large 'tea' roses should be pruned every spring. Prune in March leaving only about five of the strongest branches. Prune each branch until there are 3-5 eyelets left (these are dormant buds - difficult to detect). The roses that you'll receive from us have already been pruned, so they only need to be pruned about a year to 18 months later.
Our large-flowering roses are commonly known as hybrid-tea roses with large, lightly fragrant flowers. The double flowers are in beautiful shades. These rose bushes are very strong and healthy and flower in abundance.