Rosa Circus group floribunda: description of the variety, especially the cultivation
The bright spectacular rose Circus has been decorating gardens all over the world with its large, colorful flowers for decades. This stunning beauty variety perfectly combines in groups with other roses in flowerbeds and in the borders, does not require complex care and pleases the eye with abundant bright flowers all summer.
The group of pink varieties of floribunda was the fruit of many years of work by the German breeder Peter Lambert. At the beginning of the 20th century, he crossed polyanthic and tea varieties of roses to produce an unpretentious variety that was abundantly and long-blooming. Almost at the same time, the Danish scientist Svend Poulsen worked on the cultivation of a new species, crossing dwarf polyanants with hybrid tea varieties of roses. Inspired by their success, the Poulsen Rose company, which has existed since 1878, produced more than 1000 varieties of roses growing in gardens around the world.In 1935, abundantly flowering hybrid varieties were combined into a group of floribund. Only two decades, rose Circus was bred. Floribunda with this catchy name was introduced to the rosewood community in 1955 and received gold medals in Geneva and the UK. In 1956, this variety won the competition of the All-American selection of roses. Until today, the original variety Circus is popular among lovers of rose bushes.
Description of rose Circus
For several decades, this variety has experienced several mutations. But today the original rose bush is widespread. Compact upright rose bushes Circus in height reach 0.8-1.2 m. The branches are covered with small dark shiny leaves and rare large thorns. Unusual color flowers are collected in brushes of 3-9 pieces. Opened elongated bud has a creamy yellow or pale orange color. As the flower opens, the heart of the flower becomes bright orange, and the edges get a pinkish-red blur. Opened double flowers with 35-40 wavy petals fade to a pale yellow hue. But by the end of flowering petals are painted in coral-red tones.Opened Circus rose reaches 7-9 cm in diameter. Abundant blooming fragrant racemes on long, 50-60 cm, peduncles lasts from June to frost.
The unoriginal forms of the rose Circus have less colorful, sometimes not revealing flowers on the elongated, bare bottom of the bush. To purchase cuttings for breeding classic roses should be from reliable suppliers.
This unpretentious variety grows well both in open ground and in a large pot, tolerates frost and a rainy climate. Like many roses, Circus loves sunny areas without drafts. However, you should know that, being in direct sunlight all day, rose bushes will fade faster, and the soil will often dry out. Shading for part of the day favorably affects the growth and blooming of roses.
Rose cuttings are planted in sandy-clay light, breathable soil. Phosphate fertilizers, compost and rotted manure are applied to the bottom of the hole. Planting of new seedlings is made in spring in April-May, or in September-October. Planting depth is determined by the site of vaccination - the kidney should be 3-7 cm below the ground level.Carefully filling the rhizome with earth, the bush is watered abundantly. After water is absorbed, it is necessary to spud it. When planting in autumn, the bush remains to hibernate, and in the spring, watering and sun protection for 10-15 days is needed in a day. The first flowering is possible in the first year of growth.
Peculiarities of care
In the spring, when leaves appear and buds open, rose bushes need abundant watering in the hole under the roots. It is desirable to water in the evening, when the heat of the day falls, and not to spray the leaves. In September, watering stops, however, if autumn is dry and without rain, occasionally and neobilno need watering.
Circus roses are fed with organic and combined fertilizers in early spring, in June and before wintering in early November. For 1 bush, 3 liters of solution are prepared from 10 g of fast-acting fertilizers dissolved in water. In the fall, the land around the bushes is sprinkled with phosphate and potash fertilizers at the rate of 30 grams per 1 m2. Rose bushes need air. Therefore, the soil must be carefully, without damaging the roots, loosen and use mulch from manure, moss, peat or dry grass to retain moisture in the soil.
The main pruning of floribunda bushes is done in the spring: 4-5 strong healthy stems with 3-5 buds 10-12 cm above the ground are left at the bush. In the fall, dry and thin shoots are trimmed, strong healthy stems are shortened to 40-45 cm.
Circus is a frost-resistant variety, but in some Russian regions it is necessary to warm it for the winter. The shrub heaped with earth up to 20-25 cm is covered with spruce branches, hessian, dry leaves, straw.
Timely watering and treatment from pests, fertilizing and pruning of dry leaves and wilted flowers guarantee a lush bloom of roses Circus all summer.