Not all roses are red. The Queen of Sweden rose is perhaps the most beautiful form of rose flower you will ever see. The flower has unparalleled beauty that will completely change how your home garden looks.
So, it’s not that surprising that the queen of Sweden rose is a favorite of many home gardeners and flower enthusiasts. Of course, a plant of such immense beauty will require proper care and attention to survive in artificial growing environments.
This article is here to guide you through all of the things you need to be mindful of to successfully care for your Queen of Sweden Plant. Towards the end of this article, we will also consider how one can successfully propagate this plant inside their home garden.
The Queen Of Sweden Rose, And Its Basic Characteristics
A prerequisite to successfully parenting a plant is to learn about the species it belongs to and its basic characteristics. This section briefly discusses all rudimentary information that you need to have to be able to care for your Queen of Sweden rose.
The Queen of Sweden rose is named to memorialize the treaty of friendship and commerce between the British and Sweden back in 2004. The pretty little buds open and form half-enclosed cups at first.
After this, they bloom wide into upwards-facing cups with over 140 petals. The rose boasts a soft pink color with a slight hint of apricot, which, over time, morphs into a pure shade of soft pink.
Its beauty is not the only thing that makes it an instant attraction among gardeners; the Queen of Sweden rose is also known to have a good fragrance. This makes it perfect for home gardens where the rose will serve the purpose of beautifying your house and making it smell really pleasant at all times.
Caring for a Queen of Sweden rose – A Guide
Overall, it is pretty easy to care for a Queen of Sweden rose plant. If you have any experiences with parenting roses, you should not find it difficult to take care of this one at all.
Bear in mind that while these are pretty easy to care for, your Queen of Sweden rose will look (and smell); it is best only if you properly care for it.
Sunlight is Key
If you’ve grown roses in your house before, you know that they require a lot of exposure (approximately 6 -9 hours each day) to direct sunlight. The Queen of Sweden rose is no exception to this rule.
Place this plant in a place where it can receive this amount of direct sunlight each day. Do not place it somewhere. It doesn’t get any exposure to the direct sun at all, or your plant might not perform as well as you want it to.
It is recommended that you grow your Queen of Sweden rose in soil that is well-draining. If you fail to plant it in well-draining soil, you will observe that your roses are growing weak.
Suitable soil mixes for roses are readily available in garden centers. This is perhaps the simplest (least tedious) way of achieving the soil condition you would want to grow your rose in.
Deep Watering Once a Week
This is an important one. You must make sure that you provide your Queen of Sweden rose with ample water. Usually, watering your plant once a week will do just fine.
However, it is important to stay vigilant. If need be, you might want to increase the frequency with which you water this rose to once every 4-5 days. This will usually be the case if you live in a region that is particularly hot or dry.
Fertilizers can be a Game Changer
We all know how much fertilizers help in improving the quality of plants’ growth. You should not be shy of using fertilizers while taking care of this rose as well.
Especially if you want the best results with the queen of Sweden rose. The use of granular all-purpose fertilizers each spring can significantly boost your plant’s growth.
An important consideration while caring for a plant is to know how and when to prune it. The recommended time for pruning this rose is late winter or early springtimes; this is the time period where the weather will begin warming up, and it is before your plant will start to bloom.
Remove all dead/ discolored wood and then shorten the canes down by a third of their length to stimulate growth in the rose. Also, remove all dead leaves from your plant.
This will help protect it from pests and diseases and finally give the rose a brand-new layer of mulch to start the growing on a strong note.
How To Propagate a Queen of Sweden Rose
If you’re impressed by how good this rose looks and how easily it can upgrade your home garden’s aesthetics, you might want a large amount of these roses for your home. Thankfully, it is actually pretty easy to propagate this plant indoors. Here’s how you can do so:
The process begins by cutting healthy rose shoots of 15- 20 cm in length. Make sure you remove all flowers from this cutting as well as any leaves that have grown from the bottom half of this shoot.
The next step is to cut the stem just a bit to make it easier for it to absorb rooting hormones (which you will apply immediately as you make this cut). Place this cutting into a well-draining soil mix and water these cuttings daily until your plant is well established.
A Quick Summary
The Queen of Sweden rose is a remarkably beautiful plant that stands out from the regular crowd of flowers grown indoors. Its beauty comes with a pleasant fragrance which allows this rose to completely transform your home garden.
The rose is fairly easy to care for, so it’s definitely one that you should add to your collection. Over time, if you wish to get more roses, you can always propagate this rose easily inside your house using the steps outlined above.