Standard Rose 'Rumba' - Shrub
The Standard Rose 'Rumba' that you receive is a bare rooted rose. Soak the roots in a bucket full of lukewarm water overnight. Prepare a suitable planting hole, loosen the soil and improve it with compost and granulated cow manure. Spread the roots out and plant them at the right depth. Fill the hole with the improved soil, press firmly with your foot and water generously. Stake young plants. The best planting time for bare rooted roses is October, pot grown roses can be planted all year round. Also suitable to be planted in a patio pot. Plant in a sunny position so that it experiences a rich bloom.
This lovely rose also looks beautiful when grown in a pot on your patio. Choose a decorative flower pot with holes in the base and cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydro-granules. Put fresh potting compost in the pot, mix in some granulated cow manure and put the roots of Rosa 'Rhumba' at the right depth. Fill with soil, press firmly and water generously. Put the pot in a spot in full sun or partial shade.
Standard Rose 'Rumba' is a strong rose striking yellow-red or red-yellow blooms, handsome leathery leaves and a delightful herbal scent. This rose is ideal for planting in a pot, but you can also plant these special roses in the ground.
Standard Rose 'Rumba' should be pruned every spring. It's an easy process to follow and ensures that the roses flower and grow vigorously every year. In March prune the branches at the top of the stem back to within 3 to 5 eyes (buds). Leave about five thick branches per bush. The roses you receive from us have already been pruned, so you don't need to prune for another 12-18 months. In the summer remove any ‘wild shoots’ that can grow from the trunk or the roots. You can identify a wild shoot by the many thorns and the seven piece leaves.Fertilise your roses regularly
Standard Rose 'Rumba' needs plenty of food to achieve a rich bloom. Therefore they need fertilising on a regular basis. During winter put granulated cow manure around the base of the bush. Early spring apply a mixed organic fertiliser or bone meal and in July use a special rose fertiliser and it will be just perfect. Look on the package for the correct dosage.