Hybrid Tea Alenushka (Hybrid Tea Alenushka) is a fairly new variety that is perfect for growing in soil and climatic conditions of central Russia. Hybrid tea roses were obtained as a result of crossbreeding a tea rose with a remodeling cultivar. At present, the Hybrid Tea group is deservedly one of the most popular and in demand among amateur growers.
The large-flowered, or hybrid tea, Alenushka variety rose is characterized by very high quality indicators and flowering continuity. When grown in the middle lane of our country, flowers of tea-hybrid varieties bloom in the middle or last decade of June, and the period of plentiful flowering lasts until the onset of autumn. The variety is successfully grown as a root plant in the southern regions of Russia or greenhouses in order to obtain a vase-resistant cut.
The description of the Hybrid Tea Alenushka variety involves the formation of a well-developed, quite powerful, upright bush, the height of which, depending on cultivation conditions, can vary from 70 cm to 1.2 m. Flowers are larger than average, terry type, pink in color with a slight lilac shade. The aroma is sweet, well defined. Relative resistance of the petals to fading and the negative effects of rain is observed. The shape of the flower and the type of flowering somewhat resemble the variety of roses Princess Anne.
Combination with other plants
Hybrid Tea Alenushka is very actively used by landscape designers in the design of personal plots and garden plots. Pale pink rose Alyonushka looks great on a white background of hedges and walls. Abundant and prolonged flowering, as well as the presence of intense aroma and a sufficient level of resistance to various diseases, allowed hybrid tea varieties, including the Alyonushka rose, to take pride of place in garden decor.
Rosa Alenushka from the group of tea-hybrid varieties has excellent compatibility with various herbaceous perennial crops:
- You can complement the planting of a tea-hybrid rose with cuffs, a delphinium or geranium;
- against the background of powerful rose bushes, the silver-gray foliage of a cypress-like santholina, as well as purple-colored flowers of catnip and steppe sage looks very good;
- many landscape designers rose tea hybrid tea group is complemented by compact ground cover roses, the flowers of which have a contrasting color;
- An attractive floral arrangement can be obtained by arranging Hybrid Tea Alenushka bushes with lilac-purple roses, Blue River, or Rhapsody in Blue.
Hybrid Tea Roses: Varieties
When choosing a companion for roses of this variety, it is recommended to pay attention to the addition of decorative bushes:
- maned barley, or Hordeum jubatum;
- foxtail pennisetum, or Pennisetum alopecuroides;
- Salvia officinalis, or Salvia officinalis;
- Fassen's catnip, or Nepeta faassenii;
- gypsophila creeping, or Gypsophila repens;
- panicled gypsophila, or Gypsophila paniculata;
- clove deltoid, or Dianthus delloides;
- Veronica spikelet, or Veronica spicata;
- narrow-leaved lavender, or Lavandula angustifolia;
- santolina cypress, or Santolina chamaecyparissus;
- Clematis Jacquman, or Clematis jackmanii;
- clematis alpine, or Clematis alpina.
It is tea-hybrid varieties that are most often used when creating rose gardens and for growing for cutting. Hybrid Tea Alenushka will serve as a wonderful addition to almost any coniferous, evergreen shrubs. It is important to remember that tea-hybrid roses are characterized by a rather low winter hardiness, and it is often necessary to create a thorough shelter for the winter bushes of the Alyonushka variety.
Preparation for winter
In the southern regions and regions with fairly mild climatic conditions, the Alyonushka rose is quite allowed to be grown as a non-covering decorative culture. However, in the northern regions it is imperative to shelter rose bushes. Preparation of hybrid tea varieties includes the following activities:
- if in September part of the pink shoots has a reddish color, this may indicate the presence of active growth of decorative culture and the lack of readiness of the aerial part for wintering;
- in order to achieve the fastest possible ripening of the shoots in winter, it is necessary to fertilize the plant with phosphorus fertilizers, pinch the shoot growth point and leave a few seed bolls for ripening;
- in the first decade of autumn, it is necessary to stop the forming pruning of shoots, digging and loosening the soil between rose bushes, which will inhibit the process of activation of buds that are at the stage of natural rest;
- in the last decade of October or early November, it is required to trim the shoots 1/2 of the total length, as well as completely remove the foliage;
- absolutely all unripened, weakened or diseased shoots should be cut off at the very base;
- Experienced flower growers and specialists recommend using ordinary spruce spruce branches to cover the rose bushes, which should cover not only the soil around the plants, but also the aerial part of the decorative culture;
- if it is impossible to use spruce branches, it is allowed to cover the rose bushes with spruce needles, which perfectly retains heat and is guaranteed to protect the plant from freezing even in very severe frosts.
How to prune hybrid tea roses
The simplest, but at the same time the most effective way to protect rose bushes from freezing in winter is to use a modern non-woven covering material, which can be Lutrasil, Agrotex or Spanbond.