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Floribunda Golden Dreams rose is a variety of delicate pastel shades, multiplied by high immunity and good frost resistance. Flowers of this variety are distinguished by decorativeness and splendor of inflorescences. This is not surprising, because the name of this family "floribunda" can be translated as "profusely blooming".
Back at the beginning of the 20th century, breeders actively crossed decorative and wild varieties of roses, trying to breed a species that is not only attractive in appearance, but also the least whimsical in terms of growing and care. The fashion for roses prompted botanists to a variety of experiments, the results of which were new original varieties.
The authorship of the first variety of floribunda is attributed to two breeders at once: the Danish Svend Poulsen and the German Peter Lambert. The majority of votes are in favor of the Dane, since it was Poulsen who introduced floribunda roses in 1924, bred by crossing polyanthus and hybrid tea varieties.
As a "legacy" from each of the parents, Golden Dreams received a beautiful palette of shades, frost resistance and excellent immunity
The authorship of the most famous floribunda varieties belongs to the American breeder Eugene Berner. He also introduced the name of the family "floribunda" into use, which was then disseminated by the Jackson & Perkins company, which specializes in the sale of garden and indoor plants.
One of the representatives of the floribunda family is the Golden Dreams roses. They were bred in one of Poulsen's nurseries in 1998.
Description of the variety of rose Floribunda Golden Dreams and characteristics
These are low, lush, multi-flowered roses that do not stop flowering throughout the summer season. The average height of the bush is from 80 to 110 cm. Flowers are double and semi-double. Located on the inflorescences of the brush, several pieces. The diameter does not exceed 6-8 cm.
The shade of the Golden Dreams variety is yellow. The color may vary depending on the illumination of the area. Sometimes a slight orange or pinkish tint is visible. It "frames" the petals or, conversely, emphasizes the base of the flower. The leaf plates are green, smooth, with a shiny dorsal surface, without plaque.
The bush is medium spreading. It can grow up to 60-70 cm wide. Suitable for growing in the garden, for example, in a rose garden or in decorative flower beds, as well as for cultivation at home. Roses "Golden Dreams" are often planted in pots and containers and decorate summer terraces and verandas with them.
Variety type - re-flowering. This means that this variety will delight gardeners with bright, sunny apricot flowers throughout the warm season. Roses have a light delicate aroma, they look great not only in landscape conditions, but also in cut. Floribunda "Golden Dreams" is aesthetically pleasing in buds and loose.
The shade of roses ranges from apricot to yellow-pink
Golden Dreams are highly immune to many diseases, thanks to the parental tea hybrid. They show weak resistance to black spot and powdery mildew. However, this does not mean that it is necessary to neglect the prevention of other diseases and completely exclude insecticidal treatment from cultivars.
Almost all floribunda roses are characterized by good winter hardiness. The Golden Dreams variety was no exception. When planted in the middle lane, this variety requires minimal cover and, with minor frostbite, restores its functions and tissues much faster than other varieties.
All floribundas are water sensitive. Golden Dreams do not tolerate shading well. This factor negatively affects their growth, development, as well as the quality of flowering. It is important for the variety and composition of the soil. This should be taken into account when planting, enriching the soil in advance or subjecting it to a liming procedure.
Properly organized feeding of roses finds a good response. Shrubs are often fertilized - 5 times a year. It must be understood that each season requires a different type and timing of top dressing.
Advantages and disadvantages of the variety
Today floribunda is one of the most widespread families in the world. Only Poulsen's nurseries specializing in the cultivation of roses of this species number more than half a million. This popularity is due to the advantages of floribunda, which are also characteristic of its individual varieties, for example, Golden Dreams. It should be noted such advantages as:
- winter hardiness;
- relative unpretentiousness and ease of maintenance;
- immunity to many diseases;
- versatility in landscape design;
- ease of reproduction;
- long flowering period.
Speaking of the shortcomings, we can mention the demand for lighting, the need for frequent fertilization and regular watering of Golden Dreams roses.
Floribunda is propagated most often by cuttings. To do this, the upper part of the shoot is initially removed, and the remaining area is cut into small cuttings.
They are cut at a 45 ° angle, about 0.5 cm above the kidney. The length of each cutting should not exceed 7-8 cm. All planting material obtained in this way must be healthy, without visible damage, darkening and diseases.
Planting and caring for a rose Floribunda Golden Dreams
The ideal time for planting Golden Dreams roses in the middle lane is May-June. For planting, they take high-quality planting material - healthy seedlings with a closed root system. In the south, planting roses can be carried out in autumn and October. Given the mild climatic conditions, Golden Dreams will have time to take root before winter arrives.
Important! Floribunda container seedlings can be planted throughout the summer season.
Roses prefer well-lit areas, so the southern or southwestern sector would be the best option. In the shade, floribunda stops blooming and becomes more vulnerable to powdery mildew. Dislikes Golden Dreams and drafts.
The diameter and depth of the planting pit is 40 cm. The excavated fertile soil layer must be mixed with peat, sand and humus (in equal parts). Bone meal and superphosphate can be added to enrich the soil composition.
Roses with a closed root system are more adaptive
The planting algorithm for the Golden Dreams floribunda is very simple:
- The planting hole is watered abundantly.
- Then exactly half of the prepared soil mixture is poured into the hole, and the seedling is carefully placed in the center of the mound.
- They cover everything with the remaining fertile soil, deepening the root collar by 3-5 cm.
- The rose is watered abundantly around the edges of the planting site (just not at the root).
- The soil in the trunk circle is mulched with straw or slightly damp sawdust.
Watering under favorable conditions is carried out once every 6-7 days, in heat and drought - once every 3 days. The moisturizing regime at the time of vegetative growth is especially important. In the fall, watering is minimized, since the plant has enough natural precipitation. If there is little rain in September-October, then floribunda roses are watered once every 10-12 days.
The average amount of water is 1 bucket per bush. Watering "Golden Dreams" is carried out only in the early morning or evening. In intense heat, water droplets can burn the plant.
Roses are pruned three times a year:
- in spring - after planting (1 year of life) and before the moment of sap flow;
- in the summer - light adjustment of the shoots to stimulate the splendor of the flowering;
- in the fall - sanitary pruning, necessary for the successful wintering of the bush.
Floribunda rose "Golden Dreams" gives a good response to feeding. Fertilize the variety 5 times a year:
- Ammonium nitrate (30 g per 1 m²) after pruning, but before leaf formation begins.
- Ammonium nitrate (40 g per 1 m²) before bud formation.
- Organics (mullein solution) before flowering.
- Complex fertilizing at the end of flowering.
- A mixture of potassium salt and superphosphate in the fall before wintering.
In the south and in the central region, Golden Dreams do not harbor
In the climate of the middle zone, where winter temperatures do not fall below -20 ° C, it is not necessary to cover Golden Dreams roses, but in the northern regions, measures are taken to prepare for winter. To do this, first, they carry out sanitary pruning, the last top dressing, and then spraying with Bordeaux liquid (1%) or copper sulfate solution (3%). The root system of the plant is protected by a layer of peat and a spruce forest.
Pests and diseases
The main hazards to the Golden Dreams floribunda are powdery mildew, black spot and rust. To combat these diseases, drugs ("Spor", "Topaz", "Fitosporin") and folk remedies (pollination with wood ash, soap solution, mullein infusion) are used.
Of the pests, the most problems are the rose sawfly, bronze and green aphids. To get rid of them, use "Aktellik", "Aktara" and "Fitoverm".
Application in landscape design
Landscape designers create amazing hedges from Golden Dreams roses. Also, curbs, fences (not solid) and garden paths are decorated with flowers of this type.
Honey-yellow roses look great in a flower bed or in a classic rose garden next to other varieties of this family.
Floribunda Golden Dreams is an amazingly beautiful and delicate variety that can be used to decorate any garden area. Thanks to the simple rules of planting and agricultural technology, even a novice gardener can grow a "lush beauty".
Reviews with a photo about the rose Floribunda Golden Dreams
Anna Levanova, 33 years old, St. Petersburg
I planted a seedling "Golden Dreams" in my country house. She was mulched with oak sawdust. A month later, I admired the first bright yellow flowers. They made me happy until October.
Elizaveta Kalina, 55 years old, Tver region
I met the Golden Dreams rose when I was a gardener. Floribunda turned out to be unpretentious and very sunny. Easily multiplies, does not fade in the sun.
Vera Kostenko, 52 years old, Lobnya
Floribunda "Golden Dreams" attracted by its unusual color and frost resistance, in the Moscow region the spring weather is very unpredictable. Just in case, before wintering, I mulch the bush with peat.