Rose varieties Monica, Monica Bellucci, Santa Monica and Golden Monica: a fragrant kaleidoscope

Hybrid tea roses and their climers are a whole class of varietal roses, popular not only abroad, but also among domestic flower growers. Varieties Monica, Monica Bellucci, Santa Monica and Golden Monica are widely used as ornamental plantings in garden plots, and are also cultivated in the greenhouse culture for cutting.

Variety Monica

Monika Tea Hybrid Rose (Monika) forms very bright red-orange flowers, contrasting with the yellow inside. At the stage of complete dissolution, the contrast is lost. The flowers are solitary, located on long erect shoots, so the variety is ideal for cutting. The average stem height is 1.8 m. The leaves are dark green, shiny.

According to the reviews of domestic flower growers, a distinctive feature of the Monika variety is the formation of very long and elegant buds with a rich color, which holds well throughout the entire flowering period and does not fade, and also does not fade under the influence of rain. Flowering is very long and plentiful, with several waves per season, which allows you to use the variety to decorate hedges or create a background for undersized perennials.

Rosa Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci, a well-known tea-hybrid variety in our country, invariably receives high marks from amateur gardeners thanks to two-color, strong double-cup-shaped flowers. The carmine pink petals of a fully opened flower are creamy yellow on the back. The aroma is strong, with pronounced anise-pepper notes.

The variety is characterized by a high level of maintainability and, according to the description provided by the originator, forms straight-growing bushes with fairly large matte leaves.

Rounded cream-colored buds with pronounced raspberry stripes contrast well with the leaves. Fully bloomed flowers consist of 50 petals, have a high central part and are distinguished by strong terry. The diameter of the flower is 13-13.5 cm.

Flowering is almost continuous, lasts from the first summer month to September. The average height of the rose bush does not exceed 1 m. The variety is one of the most resistant to diseases, and also has sufficient winter hardiness, which makes it suitable for cultivation in most regions of our country.

Roses: After Winter Care

Rosa Santa Monica: description and reviews

The Santa Monica tea hybrid rose is often found in private rose gardens and is widely used in modern landscape design. The popularity of the variety is due to the chaotic arrangement of the petals, which make the blossoming flowers look like blooming petunia.

The buds are pink and raspberry at the base and pale lilac in the apical part. The flowers are collected in inflorescences, in the fully blossomed form they do not exceed 5.5 cm in diameter. The largest inflorescences include more than ten flowers. The aroma is not too pronounced, unobtrusive, delicate.

Sufficiently compact bushes are represented by medium-leafy shoots up to 65 cm high. The leaves are small, dark green with a soft brown tint. The variety is most often used in the design of flower beds and rose gardens. Its miniature bushes fit very harmoniously into almost any floral arrangement. The ideal background for the Santa Monica rose would be privet, boxwood and holly magonia.

Varietal characteristic of the rose Golden Monica

Among the most popular cut tea-hybrid varieties is the Golden Monica rose, well-known in many countries. This variety with abundant flowering and a light aroma is perfect for decorating home gardens and garden plots, as well as for designing park areas and recreational areas. Rosa Golden Monica was bred by foreign breeders a little less than 30 years ago. This is a truly unique variety that is not afraid of heat, rain and bad soil. Rose is rarely affected by powdery mildew and spotting.

The re-flowering Golden Monica variety forms very strong straight-growing bushes, the height of which varies between 0.85-1 m. Peduncles are long and quite durable. The leaves are large, dark green, with a glossy surface, effectively contrast with buds and fully blossoming flowers.

The buds are slender, red-yellow with an unusual copper tint. The flowers are yellow-orange, a classic goblet shape, with a diameter of 8-10 cm. The aroma is insignificant. The variety is very good in cutting, but recently it has been increasingly grown in flower pots for further use in floristry.

For the cultivation of all of these varieties, wind-protected areas with a sufficiently heated sun, rich in nutrients and well-drained soil are required. For maximum flowering, regular feeding should be carried out and several treatments of the plant from pests and diseases should be carried out during the season. Roses can be used in single plantings and as part of flower arrangements.

How to plant a rose

The standard density of planting bushes of tea-hybrid varieties should not exceed 5 plants per 1 square. m square. Despite the sufficient winter hardiness, the described varieties can often freeze in a snowless winter, therefore, when cultivated in central Russia, they need shelter.