The rose, which is deservedly called the “queen of flowers”, will probably never lose its title. These flowers are so common, they are grown almost all gardeners in the country. Every year new varieties are introduced. It is probably impossible to count them all. But some have gained particular popularity. One such favorite of many varieties is the Climbing Rose Polka. Photos and videos with these beautiful flowers are shown below.
This variety is universal, can be grown in flower beds, as a hedge and used in vertical gardening. Many grow it right on the balcony or on the built arches. These roses are well combined with other climbers, and very effectively stand out against their background. So, let's consider all the features of this luxurious flower, and also see how to grow it properly.
This variety is special in that it is not limited to one color. Roses can be painted in coral, apricot or peach color. Polka grows to two meters or more in height.Attention! In the sun, the petals can fade and slightly change color, so that the flower becomes even more beautiful.
A fully bloomed flower has undulating petals, as shown in the photo.
Climbing Rose Polka can blossom for a season 2, or even 3 times. In warm climates, the bloom is longer. The flowers are large, can reach up to 10 centimeters in diameter. Wavy petals make roses even more lush and terry. Polka has a slightly subtle fragrance, but this is not surprising for modern rose varieties. Caring for these flowers is a snap. She is well accustomed and takes root after transplantation. Flowering is quite long, can last until autumn.Important! The variety has a high resistance to fungal diseases.
Rose tolerates winter frost. Blooms profuse, each flower has about 40-50 petals. This is a very good indicator for climbing roses. The leaves of this variety are dark green, large and shiny. In the video below you can clearly see a strong bush of this plant.
The bush grows very quickly, forming hard, upright stems, and thin side shoots. The branches are quite large thorns. Flowers can form inflorescences of 3-5 pieces each, but most often there are single flowers. The waviness of the petals is directly dependent on the climatic conditions of the region. The warmer the terrain, the more waves.
Planting a rose
To plant these roses, you will need to dig pits, up to 50 cm deep. When planting several bushes at once, keep in mind that they will grow strongly, therefore between them they also leave 0.5-1 m. Organic fertilizers, such as manure or humus, are placed in the hole. . Then pour a large amount of water into the pit. Rose seedlings are gently placed in the hole, spreading the roots along the bottom.Attention! So that the roots are not broken and do not hurt when planting, you should handle them very carefully.
Otherwise, the plant will spend all its forces on the restoration of the root system, and not on the growth of the bush.
Further, the hole is filled with soil, well filling all the voids between the roots. Bury the bush should be 10 cm above the root collar. Due to this, the plant will be able to take young roots, and the roots will be protected from frost. After burying, the ground around the bush is tamped down, and then the bush is watered abundantly. Now you should cut the branches of the bush at a height of about 20-25 cmTip! If in the future it is planned to plant the plant on a wall as a support, then it should be planted at a distance of 0.5 m to 1 m. This will allow air to freely penetrate deep into the bush.
Polka can be propagated using cuttings cut in winter or summer. They are placed in water or soil for some time to form roots. Planting germinated stalk is best in a pot or a special box. The first time the sprout should be kept under cover, and then can be transplanted into the open ground. How to grow a rose from cuttings can be more detailed in the video.
Rose Care Polka
Growing roses on your site, of course, you need to care for them. All roses need is:
- regular watering;
- top dressing;
Probably the most important procedure is pruning. It is simply necessary for the normal flowering of the bush, as well as for the formation.A warning! Without pruning, a rose can eventually turn into an ordinary rosehip.
Spring pruning of roses means getting rid of dried and damaged shoots. In summer, faded flowers should be cut. In winter, the bush is covered to protect it from frost. How Polka endures winter can be seen in the video:
For top dressing of bushes use organic and mineral fertilizers. Of the mineral dressings, those that contain peat are best suited. Before cooling, you should stop conducting dressings and watering.Important! Loosening the soil in the fall is also not necessary, rammed soil retains heat better and will not let the roots freeze.
Before placing a rose under the shelter you will need to remove it from the support and pruning. After that, the bush is tied up and laid directly on the ground, having previously covered it with dry leaves. From above, the rose can be covered with needles, wooden planks or special material.
Now having roses in your plot is not a luxury, but a normal phenomenon. Most gardeners grow these flowers in their garden. Variety Polka is very popular, because it is completely unpretentious, resistant to most diseases, and the appearance of the colors simply has no equal.
ReviewsEvgenia, Samara. For the first time I saw the Polka variety from videos from the Internet. I have never seen such unusual colors before. I looked for a seedling in the stores, and was very surprised that he was in stock. It turns out that this variety is very common in our area. The rose really got accustomed and immediately began to bloom.
Margarita, Belgorod I grew this stem from a stem, cut from my cousin. Her bush at that time was already about 2 meters. Blossom is just superb, like flowers from a fairy tale. Here and mine already grows up, there are several flowers. I can not wait until he grows higher.