Many growers consider roses to be the quintessential landscape flower. From sprawling English gardens to modest urban flower beds, roses are so common that we may even take them for granted. Though seemingly ordinary, learning to properly grow beautiful roses is actually difficult. A variety of factors can dramatically impact the health of garden roses and how well they will grow.
Among the most important considerations is disease resistance. Choosing strong, robust varieties of roses, which are suited to your own growing zone, is crucial to the success of rose plantings. One good option to consider is the Tuscan Sun rose.
What is a Tuscan Sun Rose?
One specific rose, the ‘Tuscan Sun’ rose plant, is especially popular due to its ability to withstand adverse growing conditions. Learning more about Tuscan Sun floribunda rose can help you determine whether this cultivar is ideal for your garden.
The Tuscan Sun rose bush is a variety of floribunda rose, which blooms in profusion. As buds begin to open, growers are greeted with vibrant shades of light and dark orange. Aging flowers gradually fade to shades of coral and soft pink. Due to this, one plant may produce a stunning range of multi-colored blooms.
These large flowers emit a delicate, spicy fragrance that is sure to be noticed by visitors to the garden. The modest size and spread of the Tuscan Sun rose plant also make it ideal for use in borders and landscape plantings.
Tuscan Sun floribunda rose is most praised for its disease resistance. Unlike many roses, this cultivar is able to grow in regions that experience exceptionally hot and humid weather conditions. Due to their high disease resistance, Tuscan Sun rose bushes are able to withstand both rust and powdery mildew.
Growing Tuscan Sun Roses
Growing Tuscan Sun roses is much like growing any other cultivar. First, gardeners will need to obtain bare root plants or other large transplants from a local garden center or online nursery. Since roses will not grow true-to-type from seed, purchasing plants from a reputable source will help to ensure that your Tuscan Sun rose bush is correctly labeled, healthy, and disease free.
Next, select a planting location that receives at least six hours of sun each day. Consider other factors such as drainage and space which will be needed at maturity. While bare-root roses will need to be rehydrated before planting, actively growing plants can simply be removed from their pots.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide and twice as deep as the root ball of the transplant. Place the rose bush into the hole and gently begin to backfill the hole with soil. Water the new planting well and continue to monitor the new planting as it becomes established.