The Hedge Rose is a rose bush that is strong enough to create a dense hedge. Hedge roses produce their beautiful flowers from early summer to late autumn.
Hedge rose varieties include the pink-colored Queen of England and the yellow-orange two-toned rose called Animo. Certain varieties of shrub roses are also suitable for hedge planting. Their fragrant flowers are slightly smaller than hybrid teas, and unlike hybrid teas, they have not just one but at least five flowers on a single stem. When planted as a hedge, the recommended spacing between plants is 30-50 cm, with row spacing of 40 cm.
Shrub roses reward diligent care with abundant and prolonged flowering. Roses require plenty of sunlight, so it is not advisable to plant them in partial shade as they will not develop properly.
How to care
To encourage richer blooming, it is recommended to provide nutrient supply twice a year – in spring and autumn. Additionally, pruning the flowers after they fade can promote better flowering.
Hedge roses do not require extensive pest control measures as they are disease-resistant. However, planting them alongside lavender is beneficial, as the presence of lavender reduces the likelihood of aphid infestation.
They can tolerate colder temperatures relatively well, but in case of severe frosts, it may be necessary to protect the rose bushes by covering the base with soil and a layer of dry leaves or pine branches, about 10-15 cm thick.
Hedge Rose or potted wild rose
Also known as the Rusty Rose, this deciduous shrub can reach a height of 2.5 meters and has fragrant leaves. Its pleasant scent can be noticed even from a distance. The plant exudes fragrant resin on the undersides of its leaves, creating an intense aroma around the plant. When the leaves are rubbed, they release a strong apple scent.
It thrives in sandy, clayey, or loamy soils and prefers full sun exposure. It can be planted in small groups near garden seating areas to enjoy its mature fragrance. The recommended spacing between plants is approximately 50-100 cm, or when planted as a hedge, 40-50 cm.
Its large, 20-50 mm light pink flowers bloom in mid-summer, specifically in June and July. It ripens its rose hips from August to October. The rose hips are 10-15 mm long and rich in vitamin C. The flowers can be used to make tea, and the hips are used in jelly production. The flavor of the hips is best after the first frosts have touched them.
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