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A climbing rose with a long flowering period Laguna belongs to the German rose collection. The wonderful flower has a pleasant, persistent aroma during the flowering period, and strong immunity. The Laguna variety is used in landscape design as a hedge and used in individual plantings. The fragrant, elegant plant will bloom until the very frost.
Description of roses Lagoon
The climbing rose Laguna belongs to German breeding, the variety was obtained at the beginning of the two thousandth years. The bush of the fragrant beauty is erect, roses are grown with garters and the use of supports, often used as hedges.
- Long flowering period: from June to the first frost.
- Strong immunity to fungal diseases.
- Differs in a pronounced fruity aroma.
- The height of an adult plant is 2.5 meters;
- Winter-hardy variety;
- Terry flowers, up to 10 centimeters in diameter, 8 buds in an inflorescence;
- The leaf plates are large, dark green in color.
- The number of thorns on the stems is abundant.
The climbing type Laguna is a pearl of European selection. Plants are unpretentious and frost-resistant enough, tolerate temperature and humidity changes in summer. For these qualities, a gorgeous flower fell in love with gardeners around the world.
Varieties of varieties
The German climbing beauty has two subtypes: Blue and Sweet. Plants differ in petal color and odor shades.
Roses of this subtype are distinguished by an extraordinary ability to change the color of the petals from the moment of bud formation to full disclosure from bright purple to light purple. The blue lagoon belongs to the climber category. The size of the flowers is medium.
The sweet color shade is striking in its tenderness. The pink petals of large double inflorescences transform the area in an instant and fill the area with fragrance and a pleasant citrus aroma.
The main positive and negative aspects of the variety
The advantages of the variety include:
- Winter hardiness.
- Unpretentiousness, ability to withstand changes in summer temperatures and humidity.
- The petals do not fade in the bright sun.
- Strong immunity to fungal diseases.
- Strong fruity aroma.
- Long flowering period.
Of the disadvantages of the variety, gardeners distinguish:
- Bushes need to be covered for the winter.
- Abundance of thorns on the stems.
- Supports and a garter are needed when growing.
Subject to all the nuances of care, growing a beautiful bush on your site will not be difficult for both beginners and experienced gardeners.
The nuances of growing flowers
The complex of caring for roses consists in adhering to agricultural techniques, selecting a planting site and systemic measures for pruning, watering and fertilizing.
The optimal position of the bush on the site is determined taking into account the recommendations for the creation of landscape design. Lagoon bushes are resistant to bright rays of the sun, petals do not fade. But nevertheless, it is recommended to plant a European beauty in places of partial shade.
On a note! Stagnation of moisture at the roots is detrimental to a flowering plant. Roses are not planted in lowlands and on swampy soils.
The bush will hurt and grow for a long time in acidic poor lands. The soil for roses should be nutritious, contain a large amount of humus.
Preparation of planting material
To purchase a varietal plant, they turn to a nursery or a specialized store, so the risk of buying a diseased plant and making a mistake in the variety is minimal.
The seedling is carefully examined for signs of fungal infections. White bloom on the leaves is unacceptable. The root system must be well developed. It is recommended to purchase seedlings with a closed root system. Before planting the plant in the ground, the rhizome is soaked in Kornevin's solution.
The diameter of an adult plant is 1 meter, planting pits are marked at a distance of 1.5-2 meters from each other for group plantings. The depth of the hole is 60 centimeters; expanded clay drainage is installed at the bottom.
When planting the plant, the roots are carefully straightened, the root collar should remain above the ground. Fertilizers are applied under the bush at the time of planting.
The subtleties of caring for roses
Lagoon is an unpretentious variety of climbing roses. The complex of plant care includes rational watering, systemic fertilizing, garter, pruning and preparation of the bush for the winter period.
Roses are watered on average once a week, directly under the bush, with warm water. In group plantings and in large areas, drip irrigation is used.
The optimal time of day for irrigating plantations is evening hours, after sunset. After watering, the bushes are spud and loosened, to maintain the moisture balance, they are mulched with sawdust or humus.
Climbing species need mineral feeding, especially potassium and phosphorus. Also, the plant must be fed with infusion of bird droppings or mullein once a season. It is convenient to use complex dressings for roses, presented on the shelves of specialized stores.
Rose Laguna needs a garter. The bush is formed with a height of about 2 meters; arches, sheer walls, a fence, garden nets are used as supports. The garter is combined with the pruning procedure and the formation of a bush.
The Lagoon bush can be formed vertically or using the horizontal garter method.
To stimulate flowering, rejuvenating pruning is carried out in the spring. After the first wave of flowering from the plant, it is necessary to remove the branches directed to the middle of the bush, thickening the rose as a whole. Closer to autumn, sanitary pruning is carried out, diseased, dried branches are removed from the bush.
By the time the cold weather sets in, the bush is cut off, bent to the ground and covered from future frosts.
It is not recommended to transplant climbing beauties, the bush may stop blooming for a long time. But if there is a need for a transplant, then it is advisable to carry it out in early spring - at the time of a set of buds.
Preparing for winter
For the period of winter cold, it is necessary to protect the root system of the plant and shoots. They sprinkle the bush, sprinkle the trunk circle with humus, sawdust or last year's foliage. The lash is removed from the supports, trimmed and bent to the ground. Then the plant is covered with agrofibre or spruce branches.
Protection against diseases and pests
Preventive measures to protect the plant from infections and pests are as follows:
- Sanitary pruning of roses in spring and fall.
- Spraying shrubs in early spring, before the buds swell with Bordeaux liquid.
- Fungicide treatment in autumn and spring.
- Planting pungent companion plants near roses.
In general, the immunity of the climbing rose Laguna to fungal diseases is high. With regular care, proper pruning and preventive treatments, the rose does not get sick.
The European beauty is propagated mainly by cuttings, although the seed method can be used.
For reproduction, lignified twigs are cut from the plant in segments and sawn into cuttings 15 centimeters long so that there are three to four living buds on the stem. The bottom of the stem is cut at an angle, soaked in Kornevin's solution, and then dropped into the ground. After about 30 days, sprouts will appear on the daughter branches.
Examples of applications in garden design
The basic rule of landscape formation when using climbing beauties is to select varieties so that the period of flowering roses alternates: when some bloom, others bloom.
Rose Laguna is elegantly combined with color palettes of climbing roses of white, milky, yellow shades. Fragrant hedges are formed along fences, walls of terraces and gazebos. The lagoon is used to create flowering arches and decorate the entrance to the flowering garden.