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English rose: Rosa Constance Spry

English rose: Rosa Con Bred by Englishman David Austin and introduced in 1961, 'Constance Spry' was named for the British author and floral designer and is the first of Austin's acclaimed group of modern English roses. With its distinctive, old-fashioned, pale-pink flowers and myrrhlike fragrance, it can reach very large proportions without restrictive pruning and will express its natural climbing form when permitted. English roses, hybrids of old garden roses and modern shrub roses, were developed by David Austin. Rosa rose pink semiglossy leaves,,glossy leaves,,glossy,,leathery, glossy leaves,,,,,,,,,,matte leaves,,,,glossy leaves,,semiglossy leaves,,semiglossy leaves, shrubby to climbing, very vigorous semiglossy leaves,,glossy leaves,,glossy,,leathery, glossy leaves,,,,,,,,,,matte leaves,,,,glossy leaves,,semiglossy leaves,,semiglossy leaves gray-green semiglossy leaves,,glossy leaves,,glossy,,leathery, glossy leaves,,,,,,,,,,matte leaves,,,,glossy leaves,,semiglossy leaves,,semiglossy leaves 119 summer 0 0 5.0 5.0 rose Fungal diseases (black spot, powdery mildew) may stunt and discolor leaves or defoliate entire shrubs, especially in humid regions. Common pests include aphids, spider mites, and Japanese beetles. 4 10 Constance Spry 72 144 60 96 a range of perennials. At Turkey Hill, Martha integrates roses into many of the flower beds, mixing them with peonies phlox, monkshood Japanese anemones euphorbias, and meadow rues Monitor soil moisture all season; use soaker hose to give roses an inch of water weekly during dry weather. Once newly planted bare-root roses break dormancy, feed with an all-purpose fertilizer at half rate, following package directions. After the first season, feed with balanced organic fertilizer in early spring and again in early summer at first bloom, and spray bushes with kelp extract in early fall. 0 To discourage fungal diseases, avoid wetting foliage, and remove and dispose of fallen leaves. Spray a mixture of 4 teaspoons baking soda and 1 tablespoon horticultural oil per gallon of water; repeat weekly. In Zone 10, strip remaining leaves from shrubs at spring pruning. For aphids and spider mites, use horticultural oil, following package directions. Handpick Japanese beetles, and destroy. CRL;, Taylor's Roses;, Rose Bible;, DK Roses;, Are strong myrrhlike In the humid east, this rose is suited for Zones 4–9. To extend the hardiness range a zone or more northward, protect through winter by mounding a mix of 1 part sandy loam and 1 part compost 10 inches high around and over the bases of the bushes. Apply the mix in late fall when cold weather has settled in. Remove half of mix in spring when roses' buds swell, and rake the rest out for mulch. The rose has been England’s national flower since 1485, when the houses of York, represented by a white rose, and Lancaster, represented by a red rose, united with the marriage of Elizabeth of York to Henry VII, signifying the end of the War of the Roses. Choose a sunny site with fertile, well-drained soil, and amend with well-rotted manure or compost. Plant container-grown roses in spring or fall (at least a month before frost), at the same level they were in the pot. Plant bare-root roses in early spring; before planting, soak entire plant in water for 12–24 hours to replace lost moisture. Dig a 2-by-2-foot hole. Return some soil to hole, forming a 1-foot mound. Place plant on the mound, fanning out roots. In Zones 6 and warmer, set bud union just above soil level. In Zones 5 and colder, set bud union 2–4 inches below soil level. Cover roots with soil, and water thoroughly, but do not fertilize at this time. 0 When leaf buds open in spring, remove winter-damaged branches, and crossing and weak canes. After early-summer flowering, cut back remaining canes by a third to half. Do not deadhead, as hips are decorative. fertile, well drained 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 > 0 0 0 use as a climber against a wall or in the back of a mixed border 0 English rose
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