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Watering and spraying the Rosa cocktail

The splendid shrub originally comes from the Asian and European continents and is counted in the specific and very large family group of the Rosaceae. This variety of rose is quite recent, dates back to the late fifties, and is generally used to adorn walls and facades of houses, or to cover fences and gazebos in gardens, by virtue of its characteristic inflorescences, very colorful and fragrant. La Rosa cocktail will be regularly and widely sprayed only during the spring and summer season, at midweek intervals, while the wetting will be reduced and limited in the remaining periods of the year. It will always be necessary to take care not to exceed in the periodic watering and to irrigate only when the earth shows itself well dried on the surface.

Cultivation of the Rose cocktail


La Rosa cocktail is usually placed in embellishment of gardens and flower beds, nevertheless it can be housed without problems or difficulties in a vase inside the house. Its growth will not be excessive in any case and can reach a maximum size of approximately 2 meters. It will preferably be equipped with a calcareous earth, full of organic substances and effectively drained. Good water filtration can also be ensured by adding peaty materials. At the end of the winter season, the shrub may be subjected to simple pruning operations: these basically consist in the appropriate adjustment of the plant shapes and in the removal of the ramifications and, in general, of the parts that are now aged, withered or worn out.

Fertilization and fertilization of the Rosa cocktail


Regarding the intake of nutrients, the ornamental shrub will present ordinary and not high needs to be fertilized. Fertilization will be concentrated in the vegetative period, with variable frequencies based on the type of fertilizer chosen, and interrupted in the autumn and winter season. It will be advisable to use organic fertilizer of a solid nature, granular with a gradual and programmed release, but it is also possible to use liquid fertilizer, after having dissolved it in the usual watering. The fertilizer adopted will be specific for the cocktail Rose or, in any case, for roses and must contain the pre-eminence of the phosphatic and potassium components compared to the residual nitrogen macro-component, in addition to the presence of the necessary microelements. Among the latter, the most important

Positioning of the Rosa cocktail and recognizable pathologies


The colorful shrub plant must be positioned in a fairly bright and sunny environment, with moderate direct exposure to sunlight, however it can also adapt to partially shady habitats. Although it shows good resistance to both scorching heat and the harsh winter, it will like mild climatic conditions and must be conveniently sheltered in case of intense cold. In conclusion, the Rosa cocktail will be subject to attacks by parasites, such as leafhoppers and cochineal, as well as affected by certain cryptogamic diseases, such as gray mold. This mold, frequently attributable to heat or excessive environmental humidity, affects the buds and foliage and must be countered with the use of a specific insecticide.

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