Winter hardiness of rose bushes "Louis Odier" (Rose Louise Odier) is quite high, however, with the wrong shelter for the winter in central Russia may freeze slightly and not have abundant flowering.
Rose "Louis Odier" - a variety of roses, which is particularly demanding to the choice of the place of planting, soil preparation and proper care. If these rules are not followed, the rose will not have full development and flowering. Susceptibility to disease is average.
It is necessary to select a lighted, well-ventilated (but not drafty) landing site, however, in the penumbra with proper care, it will bloom profusely.
Rose "Louis Odier" (Rose Louise Odier) is well suited for single plantings in the garden, and also stands in the form of a cut for a long time.
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Rose Louise Odier (Rose Louise Odier) refers to the bourbon roses and has all their properties. The flowers are deep pink with a strong, sweet aroma. Flower size 7-8 cm, collected in inflorescences of 1-3 pieces on each shoot. The flowers are very dense with 41 or more petals in the flower. The foliage is abundant, light green. Bushes are strong-growing from 100 to 300 cm tall. Flowering waves throughout the summer. Rose bred in France in 1851. A grafted variety of rose, the stock can be rose rugoza or rose horse meat.
Description of the variety of roses Louis Audier
Rose Louise Odier has flowers in which a bright pink color in the center and a delicate pink closer to the edges of the petals are surprisingly combined. The bush is located directly, large, from one and a half to three meters high: it is just a park beauty, a rose variety will look especially luxurious over a large area.
The width of the shrub also differs impressive size - up to one and a half meters, which should be considered when landing on its site of such luxury. The leaf is light green. The shrub is very prickly, with a large number of thorns, so all work with it is carried out only in special garden gloves. The shoots are thick, very flexible, perfectly take root on the supporting structures.
Rose of Bourbon Luis Odier differs abundant continuous flowering, until the fall. It blooms both singly and kisteobrazno: on one inflorescence can form up to five buds up to eight centimeters in diameter.
When grown in an unfavorable environment, the shrub can become sick with powdery mildew, which should be taken into account during care. The aroma is rich, floral, pleasant - at the beginning of the dissolution of lemon, later replaced by the classic smell of rose oil.
Flexible branches, drooping under the weight of buds, form an indescribable romantic picture, which you can admire for hours. Variety tolerates harsh winters, with good shelter
Planting and caring for roses Louis Odier
Rosa Louis Audier, like any park culture, prefers a sunny and well-ventilated place. You can not plant it in the shade, as it will constantly hurt. The penumbra should be light, with sufficient sunlight. Placing a shrub near a large tree, which constantly takes moisture from the soil, is also unacceptable — these are usually maples, birch, and ash.
The rose park Louis Odier grows best on loamy soils, but if the land is too heavy, it is refined with peat bog and rotted compost. If sandstone prevails on the site, sodland and also rotted manure will be needed.
Since this is a high and strong shrub, a planting pit 90 centimeters in diameter should be prepared for it, with a depth of about 70 cm. Further, branches are shortened next to the bush and the entire foliage is removed. The inoculation place is buried by ten centimeters, and after disembarking, the land around it is compacted and mulched. In conclusion, should be abundant watering (at least one bush should spend at least one bucket of separated water at room temperature).
Further watering is rare, but always abundant - at the rate of two buckets of water per bush. Such a scheme will ensure the penetration of moisture as deep as possible into the ground for the proper and intensive development of the root system. If watering is carried out incorrectly, with only the top soil layers being wetted, the roots will “crawl out” to the surface and may freeze in winter.
Beginning in September, water treatments should be discontinued. It always takes into account the fact that with rare, but abundant watering, there is an intensive ingrowth of roots into the ground, which ensures the development of a strong shrub resistant to environmental factors.
Top dressing roses Louis Odier are held from three to four times throughout the season. Apply common types of mineral fertilizers for rose flowers, which can always be purchased at flower shops. So that the shrub always looks magnificent and, at the same time, neatly, it does not hurt to feed it with the help of gummat sodium, which stimulates the growth of the lateral branches. Such feeding is done in May or in June, twice, with an interval of 14 days.
Pruning roses Louis Odier
All park roses need pruning. Of course, you can do without it, but then the shrub can grow around the site, becoming impassable thorny bushes. In addition, thickening will cause a loss of decoration, and the flowers will become smaller and weaker. To avoid this, you should regularly take up a sharp shears, starting from the moment when the bush will be three years old.
Saplings of the first two years of life do not need to be cut, as they are still in the stage of growing green mass. Further, starting from April, it is necessary to cut dry and thin branches, not forgetting about the shoots that over-thicken the shrub in the center. The remaining shoots should be shortened by no more than two or three buds.
Shoots, constantly standing out from the overall picture, cut off by half. leaving a length of 60 to 70 cm, and if there are branches that have grown below the graft site, they are cut to the ground. If you have to deal with an old shrub, it is cut down to a state of hemp from 15 to 20 cm high. You should not worry about them: very soon they will give the first green shoots that will quickly start to develop. The same method is applied to shrubs that have received severe frostbite in winter.
The slices themselves are made only over healthy kidneys, obliquely, given the direction of growth of the kidneys. Height - centimeter. After pruning each branch, the pruner is treated with either alcohol or a solution consisting of chlorine and lime. The pruning places are treated with oil paint or garden pitch.
Shelter for the winter
At the shelter of the rose of Louis Audierna, the winter shoots are removed from the supports and placed on the ground, covered with branches of spruce branches. Roots pile up with dry ground, with a small 30-centimeter mound spilled. Shoots sprinkle with dry leaves, and spruce branches are also put on top. Usually, this is enough to overwinter the bush without any problems.
Gorgeous park beauty, of course, demanding on the area of growth and without proper care can turn into a prickly wildish shrub. This must be taken into account when buying seedlings, and if the owner counts and does everything correctly, this rose will always thank him for abundant flowering and an indescribable vintage fragrance.
Rosa Augusta Louise start flowering:
From the history of the appearance of roses with flowers like peonies and lemon-candy smell
For the first time this rose was found in the XIX century on about. Bourbon, which is located in the Indian Ocean. Attention attracted an abundance of flowers with a pleasant aroma. The progenitors consider Rosa chinensis and Rosa damascene semperflorens. Rosa Louis Audier refers to the ancient species of Bourbon roses. In the future, only France was engaged in breeding and breeding this species.
Characteristics of the rose park louis odier (louise odier):
- Color - from pale pink around the edges to bright in the center.
- Upright bush, height on average from 1.5–3 meters.
- The width of the bush is about 1.5 meters.
- Foliage is light green.
- The branches are thick with thorns.
- A heat-loving plant, though cold-resistant.
- Abundant bloom throughout the summer. Repeated autumn.
The flower propagates vegetatively.
Cuttings. The most difficult way for this species, it gives bad roots, but possible. For grafting take ottsvetshy stem. Cut the branches so that each was 3-4 buds. For 40 minutes, immersed in a solution of Heterouxin, planted for rooting in the ground saturated with nutrients. Within a month, take care, water and spray. Shelter for the winter, dive in the spring and determine to a permanent place of growth.
Taps. In the spring, the stem is fixed with slingshots over leafy nodules and added dropwise. During the season, watered, in the autumn they raise a branch and cut into pieces where the roots form. Then grown at home in pots. In the spring to plant in open ground.
Root Scions. All park cultures give radicular shoots. It is necessary to choose the most distant shoot and chop off the connecting root with a shovel.
Division of the main bush. Dug bush cut into several parts and planted each separately. Flowers on such a bush appear in the second year after transplantation.
Forming a bush
With thickening, absolutely any shrub becomes weaker and less flowering, and the rose is no exception. In order to have a beautiful flowering shrub it is necessary to care for him and cut. The bush grows independently and does not require the formation of the first three years. Pruning begins in April, for convenience, take a pruner with long handles and tight gauntlets, as the rose has thorns and proceed:
- The first removed dried branches.
- We remove the branches that grow through the center of the bush.
- The remaining strong shoots are reduced by 2–3 buds.
- Branches, out of the composition of the bush, cut to 60-70 centimeters.
At a distance of one centimeter from the kidney cut at an angle parallel to its growth. It is advisable to rinse the secateurs in a lime solution after each cut. In order to avoid the disease of the plant, treat the surface of the cuts with garden pitch or oil paint.
Diseases and how to protect park odier louise
What diseases does Louis Odier park rose?
Significant harm to the bush bring two diseases - it is black spot and powdery mildew.
In order to prevent sprayed bush in the spring of copper sulphate. Noticed the signs of the disease white plaque or black spots must be processed special solutions (Topaz, Fundazol, Prognosis).
The edge of the leaf became dry and acquired a rusty appearance, the plant became infected with rust. The cause of the fungus is the thickening of the bush or the plant is planted in a place that is not ventilated. Drugs that help in the fight against this disease Ordan, Folikur, Falcon. Be sure to spring prevention of copper sulfate or Bordeaux mortar.
During the wintering period, an infectious burn may appear, it is formed due to temperature changes. Under the shelter during warming condensate accumulates, creating additional moisture, these conditions are favorable for the development of fungus. Stems are affected, brown spots appear on them. Restore flower will help pruning of all diseased stems and bordeaux treatment.
Botrytis (gray mold) disease manifests itself after winter, arises due to the same reasons as an infectious burn - excessive moisture under the shelter. Treatment with Fundazole, two approaches with a period of ten days, pre-cut off the infected shoots and treat with garden pitch.
Rose aphid infects leaves and shoots. From the invasion of this pest is the deformation of flowers and branches. It is recommended to treat with drugs Aktara, Fufanon, Decis.
Rosan sawflies lay their offspring under the skin of the stem. The larvae destroy the structure of the shoots. Rovikurt helps with fight against them.
Rosana leafworm. It affects primarily the leaves. Having found the twisted leaves, they should be removed from the bush and burned after sprinkling with one of the preparations Decis, Alatar, Rovikurt.
Rosa Zlatka. You can notice it when small holes appear on the leaves, and cones form on the stems.
Spider mite In hot and dry time the bush is covered with a thin cobweb, the foliage starts to suffer first. Inta-vir, Actellic or Alatar process the whole plant.
In the description of this variety it is indicated that the shoots of the shrub are strongly leafy and prickly. In height it grows up to 130 cm, and if the climate allows, then it is up to 3 m in height and 2 m in width.
Gardeners love this old Bourbon variety for its delicate fragrance, which at first looks like lemon, and then pink, and for the color of the flower. In the middle, it is thick-pink with a lilac shade, and at the edges is white-pink.
Rosa Louis Audier
In the initial stage, the flower resembles a peony, then it opens up more and more, until it becomes like a saucer. There are petals in the flower from 28 to 56. The rose blooms in waves, the flowers can appear in the hands up to 5 pieces, which is why the shoots are bent in different directions, and the bush resembles a flowering fountain. A repeated wave of flowering occurs closer to the fall, and during the summer the rose produces single flowers.
It has a thick foliage of light green color. Light penumbra shrub is not terrible. Well suited for a mild climate, but withstands temperatures up to 25 degrees.
Note! Some gardeners are advised to produce a strong annual pruning.
These roses look great in tandem with gladioli, poppies, dahlias, begonias. They look advantageous against the background of ornamental deciduous plants, such as wormwood, asparagus, gypsophila, and host. You should not plant bushes next to plants that have a strong aroma, interrupting the smell of roses.
Trimming garter, wintering rose bushes
The first 2 years the plants do not touch, to give them the opportunity to build green mass and create a powerful skeleton. During this period, only dried shoots are cut and removed. After three years, pruning is performed to refine, to thin the plant. And strong shoots are sent in the right direction to further create the composition.
Important! If the bush is left in its original state, its decorative effect is lost over time, the number of flowers decreases, it becomes heavily overgrown with shoots interfering with each other.
Pruning bushes produced in April. To do this, you will need a secateur on a long handle and thick mittens. Delete:
- dried and thin shoots
- shoots growing through the center of the bush
- all shoots are shortened by 2-3 buds,
- Shoots, knocked out of the total mass of the bush, cut to the size of 60-70 cm,
- completely remove the branches that grow below the grafting site.
Old bushes or frozen plants are cut off, leaving a stump 15 cm high. This technique stimulates the growth of new shoots.
Additional Information! Pruning is done at an angle of 45 degrees higher per centimeter of healthy kidney.
After pruning each bush to prevent the spread of disease, garden tools are treated with a solution of bleach. Sections are treated with oil paint or garden pitch. If you want to have a flowering arch of a rose, then the pergola is dug in next to the bush and the scourge is guided along the arch, tying them to the support bar.
In the northern regions, in order to preserve the variety during the winter, it is sheltered for the winter from frost. In the fall, they remove all the young shoots, spud bushes to a height of 20-30 cm, remove the scourge from the support, wrap it with lutrasil, making several holes in it so that the rose breathes. From above you can fall asleep with spruce branches and dry foliage.
Propagation of the rose Louise Odier
This species, like all roses, breeds:
- Layering. In the spring next to the bush dig a small groove. The side shoot is tilted to the ground, placed in a recess, pinned with a pin or wooden slingshot where there is a bud with leaves, covered with earth, watered and cared for, like the whole bush. In the fall, the pruning shears are cut off from the main plant by a pruner, dug and divided into pieces so that each has a root. Rooted sprouts in home flower pots, and planted in the spring in a permanent place.
- Root shoots. Like all roses, Louis Odier gives root shoots. They choose one of the most distant from the mother bush, scoop the earth from the roots, cut the root connecting the process with the main plant with a sharp shovel. Escape dig up and deposited in another place for rearing.
- The division of the bush. The adult bush is dug out, divided by a shovel into several parts and transplanted into places prepared in advance. Before planting, the roots for disinfection are immersed in a thick solution of potassium permanganate or the pruning sites are sprinkled with ashes, the inventory is treated with bleach.
- Cuttings However, according to gardeners, the rose Louise Odier reproduces poorly in this way. Cut off by shears just faded shoots. Cut into several pieces so that each had 3-4 buds. Before planting, make a special trim. Above the kidney cut in a straight line, under the kidney - at an angle of 45 degrees. The leaves are torn off, the branches are soaked for 40 minutes in a solution of Heterouxin (stimulator). Then the cuttings are planted in nutrient soil (can be at home in a flower pot), watered, covered with plastic bottles or glass jars. Produce everyday spraying of the process without watering for 30 days before rooting. Если посадка произведена в саду, на зиму укрывают лапником, сухой листвой и лутрасилом с небольшими отверстиями, а при наступлении тепла саженцы отправляются на постоянное место высадки.
Преимущества и недостатки
The undoubted advantages include the delicate aroma and the number of simultaneously blossoming flowers on Louis Odier, the rose all season indulges summer residents and rose gardeners with beauty.
Among the shortcomings marked by the instability of this type of black spot and powdery mildew. To prevent diseases and prevention in wet summer, the bushes are sprayed with drugs such as Fundazol, Topaz and Scor 3 times, taking a break of 7 days. The variety does not stand the shade, there it withers, it hurts, it blooms badly.
With proper care, park rose Louis Audier will be the queen of a flower garden and a source of envy of her neighbors. Due to its frost resistance, it is well suited for northern regions of Russia.
Description of the Louis Odier variety and photos of roses
Rosa Park-spray Louis Odier - a representative of the Bourbon roses with a perfect flower shape. The ancestors of the whole class are Rosa chinensis and Rosa damascene semperflorens. All subsequent varieties were bred in France.
The color of the flowers at the edges is delicate pink and thick, rich in the center. The flowers are cup-shaped, with a diameter of 8 to 12 centimeters, formed singly or in brushes of 4-5 pieces. Under their weight, they hang down from a bush, making it look like a blooming fountain.
Louis Odier blooms profusely, undulating. Between two periods of flowering forms single flowers. Rose exudes a delicate scent that resembles the smell of lemon candies.
Flexible, graceful shoots of the variety reach a length of up to two and a half meters. The width of the bush grows to 120 centimeters. The foliage of the bush is pale green, with a matte surface, thick. Rose thorns are few.
Planting roses Louis Odier
Rosa Louis Audier recommended to plant in the spring
The ideal place for growing roses is a park-bush Louis Odier - the most ventilated and sunny place. Only light partial shade is allowed. In the shade it will hurt and freeze in winter. It is also impossible to place a rose near the trees. Which will take moisture and nutrients from the soil Especially contraindicated with maple trees, ash and birch trees.
Based on these requirements, you must first select a place, and the composition of the soil is customized to the requirements of the variety. The most suitable type of soil for this variety is loam. Heavy soil can be facilitated by adding peat or compost. It is necessary that the soil had a large amount of humus. In areas with sandy soil, you need to add sod land and rotted manure.
Like all other roses, Louis Ordier recommended to plant in the spring. In the middle lane, optimal timing is mid-May. Possible and landing in late August. With such terms, the plant has time to take root for the winter.
If you buy seedlings with a closed root system, they can be planted in open ground throughout the summer. Roses of the first and second year of life have the highest survival rate.
A pit has a diameter of 90 centimeters and a depth of 70 centimeters for digging.
In a prepared seedling, branches are shortened and all leaves are removed. The place of grafting roses is deepened by 10 cm. After planting, the soil is tamped down and watered at the rate of a bucket for one bush.
TIP. To preserve moisture in the depths of the soil, you can put a layer of hydrogel on the bottom of the pit.
During the season it is necessary to feed the rose 3-4 times with mineral fertilizers.
Rosa Louis Audier is rarely watered, but at the same time very plentiful. The bush requires two buckets of water. With this amount, the water will penetrate deep into the soil, and the roots will develop properly. When moistening only the top layer of soil, the roots will be close to the surface and may freeze out in winter. In addition, the roots spreading at the surface itself can be damaged when loosening. In September, watering stops.
If the rose is watered rarely and very abundantly, the roots grow in search of moisture into the soil a meter and more. Such a powerful root system contributes to the development of a tall and hardy bush.
3-4 times a season, the rose is fed with full mineral fertilizer. To stimulate the growth of lateral shoots, on which flowers are mainly formed, in May-June with an interval of two weeks the bush is treated with sodium humate or another growth stimulator.
Cropping Rules Louis Audier
Pruning - the main procedure in the care of park roses. Although the bush of this variety can grow and develop well and without formation. But then every year it will thicken more and more, as a result it will weaken, lose its decorative effect and begin to bloom less.
You need to start pruning with the third year of the life of a rose. In the first two years, it actively increases the green mass and does not need to be formed. During this period, only damaged and dried shoots are removed. Strong stems during growth direct in the right direction. Thus, the rose forms a powerful skeleton.
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In April, armed with shears on long handles and tight mittens. You can start the process. First, thin, dry stems are pruned. Then those shoots that grow through the center of the bush. All other shoots are shortened by 2-3 buds.
Pruning roses Louis Audier, begin only in the third year of life.
Long and thin branches, knocked out of the main mass, cut in half, leaving an escape of 60-70 cm. At the very base you need to cut the shoots that grow below the grafting site.
IMPORTANT. The old rose bush is subjected to total pruning, to the base, leaving 15-20 cm of hemp. This will cause an increase in new stems. The same technique is used in cases of frostbite bush.
Make cuts over a healthy kidney, at an angle coinciding with the direction of its growth, higher by a centimeter. After trimming each shoot, it is advisable to wash the tool in bleach. This will prevent the spread of disease. Places of cuts must be smeared with garden pitch or oil paint.
That on a rose there was no rust, spray a bush of roses, a copper sulphate.
Louis Odier has poor disease resistance. Therefore, in adverse conditions, they often hit her:
- Mealy dew and black spot - two main enemies of the sort. For the prevention of these diseases in the spring, the rose is sprayed with blue vitriol twice every two weeks. If white scurf or black spots appear on the leaves, the plant should be treated with Fundazol, Prognosis, Topaz.
- Rust in the form of reddish or dark brown spots on the leaves appears in cool wet weather. Especially prone to her thickened bush or planting in a poorly ventilated place. Will help get rid of the fungus Ordan, Folikur, Falcon. For prevention in spring, the rose is sprayed with blue vitriol or Bordeaux mixture.
- Infectious burn. It can strike the stems during the wintering under the shelter, especially if you covered the rose before the frost. From the moisture that accumulates inside at times of warming, a fungus develops, which manifests itself as brown spots on the shoots. All affected stems need to be cut, and the remaining process with a one-percent solution of Bordeaux mixture.
- Gray Rot (Botrytis). Also post-winter disease, developing under the shelter in contact with a large amount of moisture. A fluffy, greyish brown scurf appears on the shoots. Plant twice, with an interval of 10 days is treated with Fundazole. The affected shoots must first be removed, slice covered with garden pitch.
To combat the rosaceous leafworm, the preparations are used by Decis, Alatar and other analogues.
This rose can be attacked by all the pests characteristic of parks and other roses:
- Rose aphid Covers the shoots and leaves of roses, which begin to dry out and deform. Flowers affected by aphids become ugly, with dried petals. Treatment with drugs Aktara, Fufanon, Decis will help to destroy the pest.
- Rosan sawflies. There are several varieties of them and each causes great harm to the plant. The insect lays numerous eggs under the skin, from which the larvae hatch. They penetrate inside the shoots, which then twist and dry, gnawing leaves. After removing all the affected shoots, the bush is sprayed with Rovikurt.
- Rosana leafworm. It settles inside the leaves, which are twisted along. All such leaves must be removed and burned, spray the bush with Decis, Alatar, Rovikurt.
- Rosa Zlatka. He gnaws numerous small holes on the leaves, makes turns in the shoots and lays eggs. When shoots appear, shoots appear on the shoots. Destroy the pest Rovikurtom or Decis.
- Spider mite. Most often appears in hot and dry periods. The bush is covered with a thin, white cobweb, the leaves begin to deform. It will help the plant spraying with Inta-viry, Aktellik, Alatar.
The shoots of the rose Louis Odier are very flexible, so for the winter they are removed from the support and laid on the ground. Pre-root neck spud dry soil, making a mound of 30 centimeters.
Roses Louis Audier must be sheltered for the winter.
Then the laid whips are sprinkled with dry foliage, and the top is covered with spruce leaves. If the rose over the summer received a maximum of the sun, it will winter without problems.
Breeding methods varieties of roses Louis Odier
For roses, Louis Odier used all vegetative propagation:
- Layering. The stem is bent to the ground and laid in a dug groove. The shoot is fixed with a slingshot made of wood or wire in those parts where the leaf node is located. Top shoots sprinkled with soil and watered. In the fall, the shoot is excavated, cut by the number of parts on which the roots were formed. Growing rooted sprouts should be in pots at home. In the spring doroshennye shoots planted in a permanent place.
The variety of roses Louis Odier is multiplied by several methods.
Cuttings. According to reviews, this method of reproduction is most difficult for Louis Odier, it is poorly rooted. During flowering freshly faded shoots are cut. They are cut into several parts so that each has 3-4 buds. Before planting on the blanks make cuts: under the kidney - oblique, above the kidney on top - straight. The lower leaves are cut off and the blanks are soaked for 40 minutes in a glass with a solution of Heterouxin. Then the cuttings are planted in a nutrient soil, watered and covered with plastic bottles or glass jars. Watering during rooting (about 30 days) landing is not necessary. It should be sprayed daily on top. For the winter, the cuttings are covered with dry foliage and spruce branches, and in the spring they are seated at the chosen place.
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Use in garden design
If you decide to acquire high, abundant flowering shrubs on your site, the right choice is Louis Odier's rose. Winter hardiness and duration of flowering are the obvious advantages of this variety. You can buy it in online stores or nurseries. Depending on the age of the seedling, the price of a Louis Odier rose varies from 200 to 700 rubles.
The size of this variety requires a large space, in such conditions, they can appear in all its glory. Plant it next to an unpresentable building, and it will decorate even her.
Roses Louis Audier in the garden
If you put Luis Ordier from both sides of the entrance arch, you will get a beautiful framing of the gate. This rose is spectacular in a single landing against a wall or fence. If the bushes landed in a row, you get a real blooming hedge.
Reviews flower growers about the variety of roses Louis Odier
Svetlana Louis Odier blooms before all my roses, about two weeks. But it blooms quickly, then there is a green bush with one or two flowers. Closer to the fall blooms again. Very often sick.
Maria. Rose has a awesome scent. I cut a flower in one yard and then I looked for a rose by smell for many years. Found and planted at the stigma. It blooms a huge amount of flowers, the whole bush is literally strewn. For the winter I do not take off the trellis, only I cut off the tops of the shoots. Already six years in one winter did not freeze out. Very often sick with black spot, constantly need to spray.
Features of the form
Bourbon roses - a separate varietal category, included in the group of ancient species of park flowers, which has become the hallmark of famous French and English gardens. The homeland of these plants is considered the island of Bourbon (formerly Reunion), located in the Indian Ocean, where they were first met by their original forms at the beginning of the XIX century. The merits of the species are the ability to form a strong tall bush, almost completely covered with excellent fragrant flowers, and an amazing duration of flowering. Rosa Louis Odier is a park-bush culture with an ideal form of flowers, combining the best qualities of the species. Loved by both experienced gardeners and novice gardeners. With minimal care, it can be a worthy decoration of every corner of the garden space.
Description of roses Louis Odier
The culture is famous for the color of flowers with a characteristic, imperceptible transition from pale pink shades along the edges of the petals to densely saturated tones in the center. Flowers are quite large, cup-shaped, reaching a diameter of 7-10 cm, located on the shoots singly or 4-5 pieces. Often there are so many buds on the stems that the shoots bend under their weight, resembling a refined flowering fountain.
The shoots of roses are flexible, graceful and long (up to 2.5 m), densely covered with frosted pale green leaves. The peculiarity of the variety is a relatively small number of thorns on the shoots and spreading of the bush. The diameter of the crown can reach 1.2 m.
Like many Bourbon roses, Louis Odier prefers loamy, open, well-ventilated and sunny areas. It feels good culture and in places slightly shaded. Spring is considered to be the best time for planting in temperate latitudes, but plants planted in August also take root quite well, as they manage to take root before the onset of cold weather. Saplings (single or dvuhletki), acquired with a closed root system, can successfully take root in the summer.
Planting pits dug to a depth of 0.5-0.7 m, depending on the size of the root system. Saplings are prepared by shortening the branches and removing the leaves. For better survival, a layer of hydrogel is placed on the bottom of the pit, which, while retaining moisture, will provide the most comfortable conditions. The inoculation place should be recessed 10-12 cm. After planting, the soil should be gently compacted and the bush should be generously watered.
Pruning is the basic procedure required for rose bushes. Rose Park Louis Audier is no exception. Of course, it can do without pruning, but the bush will quickly thicken, noticeably weaken, and the incredible sophistication of the culture will be lost. The first pruning of the plant is carried out in the third year of life, giving the opportunity to the young culture to increase the green mass. During the first pruning, the main goal is to create a powerful skeleton, removing weak, dried and incorrectly growing stems.
The bush is formed in April with a sharp and clean garden pruner. The process technology is simple: first remove the unviable, thinned stems, then shoots, the direction of growth of which is wrong. The rest of the stems are truncated into several buds, and thin branches knocked out of the common shape are shortened to 0.7 m. Shoots formed below the graft site are pruned under the base.
An old bush that has lost its decorative effect can be rejuvenated by subjecting it to full pruning and leaving small hemp. Such pruning stimulates a significant increase in new strong shoots. Such a method is also acceptable with extensive frostbite culture.
The cuts are made at an angle of 1 cm above the healthy kidney in the direction of its growth. To avoid the spread of diseases, often affecting the shoots, the cutting tools used are disinfected in bleach solution. It is advisable to do this after removing each stem. Fresh slices are treated with pharmaceutical greens or garden pans.
Rose diseases and their prevention
Rose Louis Odier is subject to various diseases, among which such are especially prevalent. like black spot, powdery mildew, rust and gray rot. Preventive measures such as spring spraying of bushes with blue vitriol solution or "Fundazole" will help to avoid the occurrence of such misfortunes.