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Rose

Rosa 'New Dawn'

Rose 'New Dawn'

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This is the forerunner of the modern perpetual flowering climbers. It produces clusters of sweetly fragrant, medium-sized, silvery soft pink flowers, which deepen in colour towards the centre. There is plentiful glossy foliage. This is the rose every rose lover needs, whether it climbs up a trellis, or over a pergola in the garden. It's pale pink petals look stunning against the darker green of its glossy foliage.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Roses can be harvested throughout the growing season. It is best to harvest in the early mornings before the heat of the day. Use sharp, clean secateurs and cut the stems at an angle just above an active bud.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds after cold stratification, either in Spring or in Winter to be outside during the cold.
Cuttings
Take hardwood cuttings from firm young stems with some leaves in Autumn. Make 1-2.5 cm vertical slits through the bark near the base. Place in pots of moist sand or potting soil.
Suckers
Budding in summer. For budding, excise a single vegetative bud on a stem and attach it to the stem of the rootstock.
Layering
Some species that produce soft, rambling branches can be multiplied by layering.

Special features

Hedge plant
Can be trained to grow up a trellis, to create a pretty hedge screen.

Geography

Origin
U.S.A.
Natural climate
Warm to hot summers

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Medicinal
The rose hip, usually from R. canina, is used as a minor source of vitamin C. The fruits of many species have significant levels of vitamins and have been used as a food supplement. Many roses have been used in herbal and folk medicines. Rosa chinensis has long been used in Chinese traditional medicine.
Edible
Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, marmalade, and soup or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. Rose water has a very distinctive flavour and is used heavily in Middle Eastern, Persian, and South Asian cuisine, especially in sweets such as barfi, baklava, halva, gulab jamun, gumdrops, kanafeh, nougat, and Turkish delight. Rose petals or flower buds are sometimes used to flavour ordinary tea, or combined with other herbs to make herbal teas.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
, Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Mostly disease resistant but is susceptible to black spot and powdery mildew.
Powdery mildew
Powdery mildew
Erysiphaceae

Companion plants

Members of the onion family such as chives, ornamental alliums, and edible onions, are rumored to increase the perfume of roses, ward off aphids, and prevent black spot. Scented geraniums (Pelargonium), rue (Ruta), feverfew (T anacetum), parsley (Petroselinum), and thyme (Thymus) all may help ward off Japanese beetles and aphids. Marigolds (Tagetes) may also repel pests and encourage growth. Try ornamental and culinary sage (Salvia), anise-hyssop (Agastache), Russian-sage (Perovskia), lavender (Lavandula), yarrow (Achillea), oregano (Origanum), catmint (Nepeta) and calamint (Calamintha). Oddly enough, tomatoes allegedly prevent black spot, but not many people will be inclined to combine roses and tomatoes. Lavender (Lavandula) and catmint (Nepeta) are good at keeping rabbits away. Yarrow (Achillea) may attract ladybugs who in turn feed on aphids. Remember to plant rose companions at least 30 cm away from your roses so that you do not disturb their roots.

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