Among a huge variety of varieties of roses, beauties created in the famous pink Tantau nursery in Germany are very popular. It is there that they grow beautiful varieties of roses, which occupy leading positions in the ranking of Russian gardeners.
The world famous rose nursery "Tantau" is located in northern Germany. The climbing rose “Baroque”, one of the best varieties of the nursery, was bred here in 1999. The name of the species comes from the word "baroque", meaning a style that combines splendor and unusualness. “Baroque” is fully consistent with its name, featuring spectacular flowering and decorativeness.
According to the classification established in floriculture, the variety belongs to klimmers. Young flexible shoots of roses harden and become stiff over time. She has large double flowers with beautiful buds and a spicy sweet aroma.
The color scheme of roses is amazing. It shimmers from apricot and pinkish to cream with yellow tones. Flowers stand out beautifully among the dark green foliage. The color of the petals depends on weather conditions. In cool weather they turn pink, and in hot weather they become apricot with a yellowish tint. The height reaches 2-3 meters, the size of the flower is up to 12 cm, 5-10 cup-shaped flowers with 65-75 petals are immediately placed on the stem.
In addition to appearance, other advantages are also attracted:
- continuous flowering;
- disease resistance;
- good frost resistance.
Nursery seedlings are an excellent planting material. They fly around the world. In Russia, a variety is successfully grown in the middle lane.
Despite good endurance, “Baroque” does not tolerate temperature extremes and bad weather, which can be called a lack of variety.
The site on which it is planned to plant a rose, you need to choose carefully. It should be light and airy, given that the rose grows in breadth. “Baroque” is a perennial plant, and it will be in this place for a long time. Attention is also paid to the level of soil moisture. The rose will not grow in places where groundwater is located close to the surface of the earth or the area is very wetland. In addition, it is necessary to determine the acidity of the soil. A slightly acidic environment is suitable for this species. A test for determining acidity can be purchased at any garden store. When planting roses, a distance of at least 1 meter should be left between them, and 60 cm to the support.
You need to choose seedlings carefully, because the plant's health and the whole process of growing it will depend on this. Seedlings should be purchased with a well-developed root system and buds. They should have at least two hardened shoots without green shoots. Before planting, they are dipped for several hours in water so that the shoots are well saturated with moisture.
The landing site is prepared in advance. It is necessary to dig it to a depth of 60 cm, to make organic fertilizers. Lime or ash is added to acidic soil, needles or sawdust to alkaline soil. The roots should be freely located in the pit, on the bottom of which it is necessary to pour drainage and compost. The shoots intended for planting are shortened by 20-30 cm. After planting, the seedlings are abundantly watered.
It is better to plant a rose in the fall. It manages to take root and its winter hardiness rises, and in the spring begins active growth. With spring planting, the root system takes root longer, which slows down growth and flowering.
How to grow?
First of all, such a plant needs regular feeding. Without it, it will refuse to bloom. In the spring, for better growth, nitrogen fertilizers are applied. In the summer, they are fed with preparations of mineral origin. Before winter, for better cold tolerance, fertilizers should include two elements: phosphorus and potassium.
It should be watered at least 1 time per week with warm, settled water. In the absence of rain on the bush, 2-2.5 buckets of water are needed. The plant is poured under the root, the leaves should remain dry. It is better to do this in the morning and in the evening, excluding the hot time of the day.
Variety "Baroque" is quite resistant to various diseases, however, the following factors may well lead to them:
- improper use of fertilizers;
- unsuitable weather conditions:
- soil acidity and its structure.
If a disease occurs, the affected areas of the rose should be removed if possible. The plant itself and the soil under it should be treated with fungicides. Processing is carried out several times. To saturate the roots with oxygen, loosening is used. It is carried out in spring and autumn. In the spring - to protect the roots from drying out, and in the fall - from the cold.
To keep the bush attractive, damaged and dried stems are trimmed as follows:
- in spring - the main pruning, in which 2-4 buds are left;
- in summer - weak;
- in autumn - preparation for a winter shelter.
To stimulate the growth of new lateral stems leads to the removal of old branches and pruning of young ones. Pruning helps the roots maintain their nutrients and rejuvenates the plant. Rose easily tolerates pruning and quickly recovers
Spreading bushes "Baroque" are used for vertical gardening. This quality is also used in landscape design. Flowers can ennoble the most ordinary-looking plot:
- hide the imperfections of the wall of the house or hedge;
- beautifully decorated columns of a garden gazebo or arch.
When tying a rose, it must be borne in mind that it will have to be removed for the winter. There are different ways to garter roses:
- you can place it in the form of a fan against a wall or hedge;
- lashes can be distributed on the grill;
- It looks beautiful rose entwined around a tree or pillar of the arch.
When tying a plant to a support, the following recommendations of experienced gardeners should be observed:
- supports should be strong and reliable, so that they can withstand any weather;
- make sure that they are in harmony with the design of the site;
- compliance with the length of the shoots is mandatory.
Shelter for the winter
Due to the low flexibility of the branches, closing roses for the winter is difficult. This shortcoming is fully compensated by the lush and continuous flowering in the summer, giving your site a unique beauty and attractiveness.
Covering the bushes for the winter, they must be bent to the ground. Around the rose, lapnik and other improvised materials are laid on which are the lashes removed from the supports. A frame is constructed above them, which is covered with a dense fabric. The construction should correspond to the length of the branches. You can also build a house of wooden shields and cover it.
If the shoots have lost flexibility, they are left to winter in an upright position, wrapped in dense fabric.
In stores you can buy various materials for sheltering roses.
- A plastic film retains an air gap, which promotes metabolic processes in the shelter. In this case, it is necessary to monitor the temperature regime and air flows inside.
- Non-woven polymer material allows air to pass through, protects from wind, raises the temperature inside the shelter by several degrees. The material is very durable and can be used for a long time.
Before shelter for the winter, it is necessary to loosen the soil around the trunk and apply fertilizer.
Roses, like other plants, can be propagated by cuttings and layering. Not all varieties are suitable for this method, but for Baroque it is possible. Cuttings of roses are created from its stems. The top of the stem with the kidneys is cut diagonally to a height of 20-30 cm. Slices are made clear, without ragged edges. The stem is cleaned of the lower leaves and lowered into a vessel with water. If the stalk is rooted, the buds turn green. The method does not give one hundred percent guarantee that the cuttings will take root.
When propagated by layering, a flexible rose shoot is placed in the soil. After rooting, the emerging processes are separated from the mother bush and transplanted. Usually this is done in the spring, and in the fall it remains only to transplant. If propagated by layering in summer or autumn, they are sheltered for the winter, and transplanted next year.
According to experts, the following conclusions can be drawn:
- Rose "Baroque" is resistant to colds and diseases;
- is a decoration of the garden, beautifully and continuously blooms; grows fast;
- rose seedlings are well rooted;
- successfully applied in landscape design.
However, there are negative responses, mainly related to the cultivation of roses:
- for successful cultivation and lush flowering, a sufficient amount of heat and light is needed;
- should regularly water, feed and weed the plant;
- Baroque has medium rain resistance;
- young flexible lashes become more rigid over time, so it is difficult to bend them, covering the rose for the winter.
In the next video, you will find even more information about the Baroque rose.