English rose varieties are a relatively new variety of ornamental crops. Suffice it to say that the first of the English roses only recently crossed the fifty-year mark.
The founder of this unusual group of horticultural crops is the farmer D. Austin (Great Britain). Roses "Charles Austin" and "Pat Austin", bred by him, are widely recognized by flower growers in different countries.
Description of the variety
Roses Charles Austin are loved by flower growers, thanks to the large beautiful flowers in the form of cups. As they bloom, the flowers take on a variety of shades of apricot color. The petals are richer in color at the base, with a gradual transition to a creamy shade around the edges. The peculiarity of the variety is a pleasant strong smell with fruity notes.
Bushes are erect, with dense foliage. The height of the bush reaches an average of 1.2 m. These roses are attractive not only flowers, but also leaves. The variety is resistant to adverse conditions. Caring measures that allow you to get flowers again include pruning and feeding immediately after the rose has faded for the first time.
The plants have average resistance to rain. Some flowers may be damaged during prolonged rains. The flower reaches 8 to 10 cm in diameter.
Attention! The plant is resistant to diseases, only in excessively rainy weather it can be affected by black spot.
Stamp Roses Charles Austin
The essence of growing roses on a stem is that roses are grafted onto a rosehip shoot, from which a flowering crown is formed. Charles Austin looks good on rootstock and solo, and in combination with other varieties. In the latter case, it is necessary to choose grafts of the same strength so that the plants do not oppress each other. Typically, the inoculation is done in a T-shaped incision. A standard rose is formed in the spring. It can be a flowering "tree", and a rounded undersized shrub that will decorate an alpine hill.
Prevention and treatment of black spot
Black spot is a fairly serious disease of roses that requires immediate treatment. The plant stops growing, "sun-shaped" black spots appear on the leaves. The development of the disease occurs in the direction from the bottom up. In advanced cases, the spots merge with each other. Flowering becomes more scarce compared to healthy plants.
The most effective method is to immediately remove the affected leaves and burn them. Fugnicides are used to treat a diseased plant. Spraying frequency - once every 2 weeks. In this case, it is important to use several drugs so that the fungus does not have time to adapt. Such means as Skor, Oksikhom, Profit, Strobi especially help. For spraying soil and plants, you can also use Bordeaux liquid.
Of the popular ways of dealing with black spot they help.
- Dandelion decoction.
- Decoction of onion peels.
- Sprinkle crushed ash on plants.
- Infusion of herbs (horsetail, nettle).
The rose is simply gorgeous. I have been breeding roses for a long time, at an amateur level. To my shame, I did not know anything about these beauties. Charles Austin was my first English rose, and I like the British one the most. Flowers do not crumble from rain, delicate apricot shade. True, they burn out over time. However, this is not a disadvantage, but an advantage. Lighter old flowers and freshly blossomed bright buds give an incredible combination of beauty. Sometimes it is even difficult to believe that they really belong to the same variety and grow on the same bush.
Four years ago I planted 5 Charles Austin bushes. I like "Englishwomen" for their reliability and unpretentiousness. The first bloom is pleasing to the eye, the flowers are abundant, large. To achieve re-flowering, you have to sweat a little. I remove weak and faded flowers, feed them. The English rose looks great both on a bush and in a bouquet. Better to put the buds in the water - the flower opens and lasts longer.
Charles Austin is a good variety. Its only drawback is that the flowers are not very durable. And there is one more disadvantage. It is worth gape with pruning - throws "fishing rods" like crazy. The plant is very sturdy, but the bushes need space to thrive. Other varieties, if planted nearby, the "Englishwoman" simply survives. But I like it, I am thinking of buying more.