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Wild plants are anything but boring, as the flowering cinnamon rose in the spring shows impressively by its pink to purple flowers. The wild rose species thrive not only in high forests, but has long since conquered even native gardens. It takes the robust and deciduous plant with the demands in terms of location and care not so accurate. Even by hobby gardeners who do not have the famous "green thumb", the cinnamon rose can easily be planted.
Location and substrate
The slightly cinnamon-scented rose plants can also be cultivated in native gardens, finding the right location for them is easy. Rosa majalis can cope with direct sunlight, if only for a few hours of sunshine a day. In the wild, cinnamon roses thrive mainly in sparse deciduous forests. But also onUferrändern and field borders, the May-Rose is occasionally found. Even with dark shade, the plant has no problem, but the stature height often suffers. The plants can reach a height between 50 and 250 centimeters, depending on the location. On the condition of the soil are also made no great demands. It should be nutrient-rich and profound, so that the lush flowers of May roses can develop optimally. Waterlogging plays no role in the native wild plant, which is why the plant can be cultivated in a clay rich, moist substrate.
Pouring and fertilizing
Cinnamon roses are extremely tolerant and resistant. Even the occasional flood, which often occurs after heavy rainfall and a compacted soil, can easily be resisted by Rosa majalis. In order to promote the growth of wild rose, you should water regularly in the summer and ensure that the root ball of the plants does not dry out. Whether you supply the plants with rainwater or calcareous tap water does not matter. Nutrients are the lifeblood of the May Rose. A supply of artificial products in the form of liquid or slow-release fertilizer is not necessary. In early spring and late summer, mulch the soil and mix larger amounts of compost under the soil. This is enough to provide the ornamental plant with nutrients during the main growing season and bring it through the cold winter months.
Like all rose plants, Rosa majalis are deep rooters. Accordingly, you should also prepare the planting place properly. Cinnamon roses can be planted from March to about the beginning of August. If set at a later date, the plants may not be able to prepare and freeze sufficiently for the cold season. Give the plants a rich bath in the water bucket before the action. So the roots can once again soak properly with water.
- The planting hole must be twice the width and depth of the root ball.
- Enhance sandy soil with loam.
- Scatter a handful of compost on the bottom of the hole.
- Mix excavation with humus.
- Insert roses vertically.
- Fill cavities with substrate.
- Carefully tap, never compact.
- Soak soil thoroughly.
The tolerant wild plant can be cultivated without much effort in your own garden. The downside: If the wild rose feels comfortable with you, it often increases unchecked by foothills. A root barrier or the continuous removal of unpleasant seedlings inhibits this massive spread. In order to multiply Rosa majalis yourself, you can fall back on seeds, foothills and sinkers.
The fruits of cinnamon are extremely rich in vitamin C and are processed by many people to an aromatic tea. Rosehip replication is relatively easy, albeit tedious. Sowing takes place in autumn or spring. In order to break the germ inhibition of the seeds, they must first undergo a cold period in the field or refrigerator.
- Collect ripe rose hips.
- Prepare a flat culture dish with a lean substrate.
- Cut rose hips with a knife or scissors.
- Trigger the seed and lightly cover with soil.
- Gently pour on and keep moist.
Take advantage of the strong propagation urge of wild roses and multiply the plants by it. Complicating this method is that the excavated young plants often die after a short time. The problem lies in the insufficiently developed roots of the foothills. Because unlike it is common with older roses, the young plants have no rooting. The main root, which can absorb nutrients and water, runs horizontally towards the mother plant. Gently dig down to the older perennial and remove the approximately finger-thick root of the foothill from the ground. This is buried as deeply as possible at the new location. This type of vegetative propagation is preferably done in the spring, so that the young plant can acclimatize sufficiently at the new location.
For this method you need a long, flexible shoot. This is bent in a U-shape down to the ground. At the point which is in contact with the substrate, the stalk is slightly scratched. Cover the sinker there with about 4 centimeters with earth and complain if necessary. Root formation can take several weeks. Keep the soil evenly moist. As soon as new leaves appear on the sinker, you can cut off the shoot from the mother plant. This propagation can be done all year round, although the formation of roots in the cold winter months takes more time.
A regular Auslichtungsschnitt is anything but easy with the spiked gardeners. However, you do not have to endure the painful contacts with the plants every year. Cut the vigorous May roses roughly every 3 to 4 years radically. This measure is preferably done in early spring or late summer. To protect yourself from the thorns, wear long-sleeved clothing and thick gloves.
Tip: Cinnamon roses are an ideal hideout in winter and a rich source of food for a variety of native animal and bird species. Because of this, cut down the plant only in the spring.
However, dead or pest-infested shoots should be removed as much as possible. A trick so that the spikes of the wild rose do not play fakir with you: Grasp the shoot as far as possible with your fingertips and pull it long. At this point, the thorns are not as rigid and pointed as at the rear, older parts of the plant. So you also succeed in separating the shoot easier from the plant.
For the summer-green plants no special precautions for the cold season must be made. A thicker layer of bark mulch or brushwood does not hurt. Because the slowly decomposing material not only warms the soil but also enhances the substrate with important nutrients and minerals.
Rosa majalis is an ideal plant for gardeners who have little time and leisure to cultivate breeding roses. The also wild occurring rose plant is quite undemanding and therefore suitable for any location. Especially the filled flowers of Rosa majalis "Plena" are often found in native gardens and parks.