Rosa 'Birthday Girl'

Rosa 'Birthday Girl'

Description: A repeat flowering Floribunda Rose and an easy choice for any 'Birthday Girl' no matter what size the recipients garden.  Profusion of cream, pink, yellow flowers throughout summer from May until the first frosts and is an eye catcher throughout.

Uses: Grows well at the front of a border as a low hedge or in a large container. 

Climate/Position: Sunny open site prefered.

Height/Spread: Low arching habit 1metre x 1 metre.

Soil Requirements: Though roses will tolerate most soil types, for best results roses prefer deep, rich, free draining soils with plenty of organic matter.

Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses. Add organic matter before planting and mulch regularly for best results.

Pruning: Pruning roses is best undertaken at the end of February. On all plants remove any dead and diseased stems, as well as very weak and thin stems, and then the oldest stems to encourage rejuvenation. Try to develop an open vase shaped bush for better air movement to reduce risk of pests and disease. Cut down the height by between one third and two thirds.

Within the flowering season, dead heading blooms after colour throughout the season will improve the overall look and flowering capacity of the plant.

Special Requirements: Feeding roses in spring and applying annual mulch will enhance performance, encourage healthy growth and lead to improved flowering.

Additional Interest: Plant Breeders Rights apply

Trade name 'Meilasso' Introduced by Meiland rose breeders of France in 1989 and won a number of awards upon release.