The popular Chippendale rose, or Chippendale, belongs to the group of scrubs, it was bred by German breeders ten years ago. The variety has proven itself in the conditions of home gardening and very successfully combines high decorativeness with unpretentiousness.
Description and varietal characteristics allow us to attribute the Chippendale rose to the old-style scrubs. The variety belongs to this classic with a touch of modernism:
- flowers are characterized by rapid growth and a large number of terry petals;
- the color of the flowers is very rich and attractive, pinkish-orange;
- the average diameter of a fully opened flower is about 10-12 cm;
- the flowers retain their color for a long time and have a very delicate, but pleasant and well-defined aroma;
- the average shoot height slightly exceeds one meter, which makes the rose bush compact, but clearly visible in group plantings;
- the Chippendale variety is well suited for cutting, and the flowers in the vase retain their shape and initial freshness for a long time;
- the plant is characterized by high resistance to damage by powdery mildew and black spotting;
- flowers are resistant to fading from the sun and loss of color from rains;
- the plant belongs to the category of abundant and re-flowering varieties.
The width of a strong-growing and well-developed Chippendale shrub with dark and glossy foliage is not more than 100-120 cm. According to landscape design experts, this variety is perfect for growing in arrays on flower beds as a background of low-growing perennials and ground cover plants. Land for planting this variety should be represented by loamy, slightly acidic, enriched with humus and well-drained soils. In shaded areas, rose bushes are easily affected by various diseases, and the flowers become small and pale colored.
Roses: variety selection
Feeding and watering
Rose bushes should be watered as the soil dries. Especially strong demand for watering is experienced by young and recently planted or transplanted plants. As a rule, insufficient watering becomes the main cause of stunting of shoots and their wilting, and in addition, it can cause shredding of flowers and shedding of leaves. It is best to carry out rare but plentiful watering at the rate of 8-10 l of water for each adult Chippendale rose bush. Irrigation measures are carried out in the evening, when a small amount of moisture is lost as a result of evaporation. In a hotter and drier period, the volume of water, as well as the number of irrigation should be increased. In the autumn period, irrigation measures must be reduced, but in preparation for the winter, a final water-loading irrigation is necessarily carried out.
Chippendale rose bushes must be systematically fed, providing high-quality nutrition of the decorative culture at all stages of growth and development. In the first year after planting with sufficient fertilizer at the stage of preparation of the planting holes, mineral fertilizing is not required. During this period, the introduction of mullein or chicken droppings will be sufficient. A further feeding scheme is being developed taking into account soil characteristics and climatic features in the rose growing region.
It should be remembered that fertilizers containing a significant amount of nitrogen should be used at an early stage of vegetation, and phosphorus-potassium complexes can be applied even in autumn, providing plants with good immunity and improving winter hardiness of the ornamental culture.
Trimming semi-braided varieties
In the soil and climatic conditions of the middle zone of our country, Chippendale rose bushes winter with shelter, therefore, mandatory pruning should be carried out in the autumn, at the end of October or early November, and also in the spring, immediately before the activation of bud blooming. The pruning technology for semi-climbing rose varieties is as follows:
- the event should be carried out in dry and clear weather;
- for pruning, use a sharp secateurs disinfected in a solution of potassium permanganate;
- pruning of shoots is necessarily carried out at an angle of 45 °, about 0.5 cm above the location of the developed kidney;
- cut the shoots of roses strictly to healthy, living wood, on a bud located on the outside of the shoots, which will reduce the shading in the central part of the plant;
- must be removed all weakened, too thin, interfering with the growth and development of each other, as well as diseased or shrunken shoots;
- Periodically, the bushes should be inspected for the appearance of wild growth, which should be removed from the plant.
It should be remembered that incorrect or untimely pruning can cause the defeat of Chippendale rose bushes by such common diseases as powdery mildew, black spotting or rust. The aim of the main pruning of semi-climbing roses is the correct and timely formation of the crown to obtain abundant and long flowering.
Semi-climbing pink bushes form flowering on growths of the current year, so when planting, it is necessary to slightly trim the apical part, as well as remove all weak growths and slightly shorten the root system. When pruning in subsequent years, all weak shoots are subject to removal. In addition, annual shoots need to be shortened by one third every year, two-year-old shoots should be cut into three to five buds, and growth should be equalized by two buds.
When preparing Chippendale for winter, reinforcing dressing is necessary.. In a bucket of water, dilute 25 g of superphosphate, 10 g of potassium sulfate and 2.5 g of boric acid. Such a composition should feed the plants in August. The second top dressing of the root system is recommended to be carried out in the first decade of September, using a solution based on 15 g of superphosphate and 16 g of potassium monophosphate, diluted in one bucket of water.
How to plant a rose
Shoots of semi-climbing roses, including Chippendale, must be carefully removed from the support, pruning the weakest or most diseased branches, then the shoots will bind and fit into the base of the bushes. The rose bushes themselves need to be earthed up and covered with spruce branches. In areas with fairly mild winters, roses can be insulated directly on the supports, fixing the spruce spruce branches on the shoots with a cord and wrapping it with agrofibre. This method of warming will allow you to save Chippendale bushes in winter frosts and get abundant flowering for the next year.