Rosa 'Joie de Vivre'

Rosa 'Joie de Vivre'

Description: A new introduction showing tough characteristics and a clean compact habit resistant to disease. This perpetual flowering floribunda rose has double, delicately perfumed flowers which are soft pink at the centre and fade to white edges.

Uses: Potential use in mixed borders, small beds and containers for long summer flowering which is always enhanced by deadheading throughout the season.

Climate/Position: Sunny position required.

Height/Spread: 50cm x 40cm

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 'Korfloci' Bred in Germany by Kordes rose nursery which has an international reputation for healthy roses.

Introduced to UK in 2011 by Mattocks.  Rose of the Year 2011