You can not ignore one of the popular varieties of roses "Aloha" (Aloha). This is a climbing rose, opened by the famous German breeder W. Söhne Kordes in 2003. In 2006, the rose was awarded the certificate of honor Orléans Rose Trials (France). This is an unusual type of plant with a perfect bud shape, characterized by abundant flowering and delicate orange color. Other names: Aloha, Aloha Hawaii, KORwesrug.
Plants "Aloha" have the following description:
- the height of the bush is about 2.5 meters, reaches a width of 100 cm;
- diameter of a cup-shaped flower - an average of 10 cm;
- the color of the flowers is apricot, pink, with various shades, on the reverse side the petals are darker in color; on the stem can be from 5 to 10 buds with 50 petals;
- the aroma is pleasant, moderately intense, with light fruity notes;
- leaves are large, smooth, shiny, bright green in color; the rose has tall, stiff stems with lots of thorns;
- planting period - the middle of spring or autumn;
- blooms for a long time - from June to September; the break between the blossoms is almost not noticed due to the fact that the flowers in the inflorescences open alternately;
- possesses high vitality, is steady against wreckers and frosts.
The decorativeness of the “Aloha” variety lies in the unusual and abundant flowering of the plant. The buds slowly open, and a huge number of petals of a warm pink hue are shown. As the flower blooms, its more complex color appears: inside, the burgundy petals burn out to a delicate crimson with a hint of light orange, when the outer petals from dark pink become light pink. The dark back of the petals and their pale edges give the impression of an overflow of color.
The climbing Aloha rose harmoniously takes root in the neighborhood of geranium, violets, cornflowers, lavender, boxwood. This variety looks great on vertical pillars, columns, arches, arbors. For the successful formation of the shape of the rose, it is necessary, as the stems grow, to direct them and tie them with plastic twine to the support. It is not recommended to fix the shoots with wire, as it damages the delicate stems of the rose.
Important! This variety has an Aloha "double" of American production 1949. Nevertheless, the German hybrid "Aloha" is not easy to confuse with other plants due to the uniqueness of its decorative properties.
Advantages and disadvantages
Of the positive aspects, it is worth noting the following:
- decorative variety - the unusual beauty and shape of flowers of a climbing rose attracts more and more fans;
- long and plentiful flowering period;
- relative unpretentiousness and resistance to pests, which can appear only with extreme careless care of the plant.
Among the negative sides, the following should be noted:
- heavy inflorescences often sag to the ground, so "Aloha" really needs a strong support;
- the stems of the plant are covered with many thorns, which can cause inconvenience when leaving (pruning, transplanting, wrapping for the winter);
- This variety needs fertile soil, therefore it is necessary to fertilize it in a timely manner (at least 1 time in 2-3 weeks).
The Aloha wicker rose is great for planting in open ground, but windy areas should be avoided. Gusts of strong winds and drafts - this is one of the reasons for the lack of flowers in this variety. Due to its large size, the Aloha rose looks like a tree, therefore it requires more fertilizer. Planting a plant in the soil is carried out strictly, adhering to the following rules:
- if the Aloha rose is planted in spring, it is necessary to wait until the soil warms up to + 10ºС;
- the landing area should be well lit, but partial shade is also allowed; if it is planned to land near the building, it is necessary to choose a place so that the flowing rain water does not fall on the bush;
- a few days before planting, the stalk of the plant must be kept in a growth-promoting solution;
- a hole is necessary at least 40 cm in depth, at the bottom of which a drainage layer of fine gravel is required; the next layer is organic fertilizers (at least 10 cm), and then again the soil;
- between the bushes it is recommended to maintain an interval of 1 meter to stimulate the growth of green mass and the setting of young buds;
- the shank in the hole must be installed evenly, as you sprinkle it with soil, carefully tamp; there should not be cavities among the roots;
- so that the seedling does not disappear, the root neck of the plant should be 3 cm above the ground;
- the bush must be abundantly watered and sprinkled around with a small layer of peat to preserve moisture in the soil.
You can propagate the Aloha rose on your own by rooting the climbing layer in mid-spring or early fall.
The main shoots must be placed horizontally so that the young branches growing from them rise. This will help to properly shape the shape of the bush.
Aloha variety is a rather unpretentious plant. It is worth performing such basic care measures as:
- weed control;
- regular but shallow loosening of the soil;
- plant fertilizer (depending on the season: in the summer - potassium and phosphorus, and in the spring - nitrogen fertilizers);
- preventive measures for diseases and insect attacks;
- watering at least 2 times a week;
- regular pruning to form a plant; Due to the large number of inflorescences and the severity of the buds, the Aloha climbing rose needs support.
Important: in the first months after planting, irregular or insufficient watering, as well as the absence of pruning, significantly reduce the chances of the survival of the rose in a new place.
Young seedlings must be watered abundantly with a frequency of 10 days, but do not allow excess moisture. Adult plants are watered every 15–20 days. For watering a small rose, about 1 bucket of water will be required, and for a larger one, 2-3 bucket. No later than before the onset of the first autumn frosts, a final watering is carried out to replenish the rose with moisture. Young plants will need about 30 liters of water, and for adults - 50 liters.
The first year after planting, the Aloha rose requires care in care. It is also important to ensure good rooting of the plant. To this end, young buds are removed so that more nutrients get to the roots. During this period, it is best to rid the rose of its "neighbors", let it grow stronger, and then plant other plants on it.
Only normal conditions and sufficient care guarantee all the declared characteristics of the Aloha rose.
Rules for wintering and pruning
Trimming shoots of the Aloha variety is best done in early spring, before the start of the growing season. To rejuvenate old plants and shape the shrubs, strong pruning is used, leaving 2-3 buds on the shoots. Medium pruning provides abundant and early flowering (about 5 buds are left on the shoot) and is more often used for the climbing shape. Wilted shoots and inflorescences are removed in the summer (weak pruning).
The Aloha rose tolerates winter well, but with stable frosts the plant needs to be covered. The bushes are carefully removed from the support, tied and tilted shoots to the ground on a substrate of needles or wood. From above, the Aloha rose is covered with spruce branches, agrofibre or film. For hilling, it is recommended to use humus or compost.
In early spring, shrubs must be slightly opened and aired to prevent early swelling of the buds under the covering material.
Reviews of amateur gardeners
The variety "Aloha" receives more positive reviews for the extraordinary beauty of the buds, their abundant flowering. The smooth transition from one color to another and the delicate aroma of Klimber “Aloha” leaves no one indifferent. With proper care and the formation of a "hedge" in some gardeners, a climbing rose reaches a height of up to 3 meters. High resistance to frost and pests deserves special attention. Gardeners note that the rose is able to withstand temperature drops up to -7 ° C, and also tolerates winter.
Aloha variety receives negative reviews mainly for its “pricklyness”, which causes inconvenience when pruning and sheltering for the winter. Often there is a susceptibility to infection with a spider mite, which can be avoided with timely preventive measures. Wayward, but very attractive is the Aloha variety. But even a novice gardener can grow these beautiful roses. It is only necessary to organize the right care and get acquainted with the features of their cultivation.
A review of roses of the Aloha variety can be found in the video below.