Roses with delicate flowers of pastel colors are quite deservedly popular both among amateur gardeners and specialists working in the field of landscape design. The presence of sufficient variety resistance and unpretentiousness make the Aqua variety in demand in the conditions of home gardening in many regions of our country.
Description of the Aqua cut rose variety is given by the originator of the variety, Petrus Nicolaas Johannes Schreurs from the Netherlands:
The plant is medium in height, upright, with very strong and even shoots. The rose bushes of the Aqua variety have practically no studs.
Diseases and plant parasites can cause very strong damage to rose bushes, and in some cases cause the death of an ornamental plant, therefore, attention should be paid to the fight against pathogenic microflora and pests. Agrotechnical and protective measures should be not only timely, but also correct.
The greatest danger during the period of active vegetation of a decorative plant is represented by larvae and adult insects for rose bushes, the food for which is buds, foliage, shoots and flowers. Despite the huge number of sucking-gnawing plant parasites, it is especially dangerous for roses to be hit by bugs, caterpillars and larvae of sawflies, which slow the growth and development of the plant and reduce flowering.
The main pests and methods of control:
Proper protection of rose bushes from pests is a priority for flower growers, since plant parasites can not only completely destroy rosary plants, but also quickly move to other garden crops.
According to reviews of domestic flower growers, A rose of the Aqua variety does not have sufficient winter hardiness and needs competent sheltering for the winter period:
Somewhere in the middle of October, at stably negative temperatures, the main shelter is carried out. Most often, in the conditions of home gardening, the option of an air-dry shelter is used, which allows you to effectively ventilate the space. In this case, a metal or wooden frame is created up to 60 cm high. On top of the frame you need to stretch the insulation in the form of lutrasil, glassine or ordinary cardboard. The last layer should be represented by a plastic film, which will not let moisture and frost inside the shelter.
Like most hybrid tea varieties, the Aqua rose needs careful and competent care, which allows it to preserve the decorative qualities of the culture for a long time. Experienced growers are advised to adhere to the following recommendations when growing this variety:
The rose of the Aqua variety is perfectly adapted for cultivation in open ground in the middle zone of our country. It has sufficient resistance to temperature changes, adverse external factors, and damage by pathogenic microflora. Flowers are distinguished by sophisticated beauty and a very pleasant aroma. Variety "Aqua" is equally well suited both for cutting to compose a bouquet, and for decoration of garden design.