Growing Calendar for Potted Rose - Gemma 3.5L
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Rose ‘Gemma’ is a floribunda rose that should be your first choice for cutting. ‘Gemma’ produces five to nine moderately scented flowers per cluster. The blooms are a cool, luxurious pink colour that really stands out in any bed or border. The foliage, which has a lovely sheen, perfectly complements the flowers. Plant Rose ‘Gemma’ in borders, beds and cut flower gardens.
Plant roses into good garden soil that has been well dug and weeded; improve poor soil with compost. Dig a hole wide enough to take the root ball of the rose without cramping. Position the rose centrally in the planting hole with the bump on the stem (the graft union) level with the soil surface. Back fill with soil to cover the rose’s roots, firm in gently and water well. Prune roses to shape in spring and deadhead spent flowers as they fade to prolong the display.