The yellow rose
In the language of flowers, the rose is considered a symbol of grace, delicacy and beauty but, as we all know, each color corresponds to a certain meaning. In this article we want to talk about the yellow rose in particular. In the case of a very bright yellow color it will be a symbol of jealousy, a yellow surrounded by red will want to communicate tender and external love, while a pale yellow will communicate uncertainty in love.
The rose plant draws its original from Europe and Asia; in Italy we find it in all our gardens, parks, meadows, it makes every turf more beautiful. There yellow rose it has quite dark green leaves made up of smaller leaves with a serrated outline. The flowers of the yellow rose they develop and form more or less large umbels, they are rich in petals. The stem of this plant has thorns.
The yellow rose produces fruits called achenes within which the seeds are found.
Environment and exposure
The yellow rose is a very rustic plant, it prefers exposure in bright areas but also resists well in partial shade and cold temperatures.
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Being a strong and rustic plant, the yellow rose it adapts to many types of soil, the important thing is that it is well worked at a good depth and with the addition of mature manure.
Planting and repotting
The yellow rose is planted during the autumn or at the end of winter. The soil in which it will be transplanted must be well worked at least thirty days before and deep to which manure and peat will be added. After the planting operation, the rose may develop suckers, in this case they must be cut. It will be advisable to repot at least every two years, as the soil must be changed and the pot, with the passage of time, becomes small; if the roots do not have enough space to grow the plant will also not develop properly.
Like other roses, even the yellow one needs an abundant and regular supply of water especially during the warmer seasons. As also recommended in other articles, leaves and flowers should not be wet during watering to avoid the appearance of fungi.
Mulching with leaves and peat manure will be very useful for keeping the soil moist, avoiding the onset of weeds and providing nutrients; this operation will be done during the spring period, every year in the case of calcareous soil, while every two years for the other types of soil. The yellow rose should be fertilized especially during the flowering period.
The yellow rose can be multiplied by seed, cutting, grafting. The technique of multiplying by seed is used especially for typical species; it should be done in October by placing the seeds in containers with suitable soil, when they sprout they will move to the nursery and will be ready to be planted after about two years. The cutting is also used for hybrids, mini roses, sarmentose and others; proceed with the taking of cuttings about thirty centimeters long in August or September, the subsequent rooting in a shady place in twenty centimeter holes with sand on the bottom. The newborns will be ready for transplantation in the following autumn.
(For the grafting technique and more detailed explanations about the two previous techniques, see the "garden" section in the "roses" section).
Pruning is a fundamental phase of rose care. In addition to being used to eliminate dry or damaged branches and leaves, it will be useful to give the desired shape to our rose, to make it grow healthier and more vigorous, etc. This operation is described in detail in the "garden" section of the "roses" section.
The flowers of the yellow rose can be hermaphroditic, that is, they have male and female reproductive organs, or unisexual due to the death of one sex. They are born solitary and form umbrellas, are composed of numerous petals and the calyx is formed by five green sepals. The yellow rose blooms from May to the end of September.
Diseases and parasites
Like almost all other types of rose, the yellow one is also subject to many diseases and parasites: aphids, scale insects, beetles, fungi, etc., they weaken the plant, slow down or stop its development and can even lead to its death. (See "garden" section "roses" section).
On the market the yellow rose it is readily available. Fundamental thing, as mentioned for other types of rose, when you remove it from the purchase packaging, before proceeding with the transplant in pot or soil, ventilate the roots well.
Yellow rose: Most common species
Rosa Foetida or Fetida, is a species with yellow flowers, is native to the Caucasian mountains of Georgia. The fetid name comes from the fact that its flowers have a smell / scent that most people consider not very pleasant. It is also widely cultivated in America and Great Britain.
The Tea rose originates in China and has double remontant flowers.