Buff Beauty Roses

History of Buff Beauty Roses:

The rose Buff Beauty was first bred in 1939 in the United Kingdom by John Bentall. Bentall was the long-time assistant to Rev. Joseph Pemberton and later became his beneficiary when Pemberton passed away. John and his wife Ann are known for creating several varieties of roses such as the Paul Crampel rose, The Fairy rose, and the Lady Gay rose. The Buff Beauty was created by crossing the William Allen Richardson rose with a generic seedling.

Buff Beauty roses are hybrid musk shrub roses that produce yellow and orange blooms that have a very strong fragrance of tea roses. The blooms tend to be very full and will have as many as 40 to 50 petals each and they will form in small clusters around the plant. The rose Buff Beauty is a repeat bloomer and if you deadhead the spent blooms you will be rewarded with several flushed over the growing season. The Buff Beauty will grow anywhere from 4 feet to 10 feet tall depending on how you prune it, and will grow almost as wide making it useful as a hedge rose or a border plant.

Growing Buff Beauty Roses:

The rose Buff Beauty will thrive in zones 5 through 10 and will prove to be tolerant of warmer temperatures. You can choose to grow this rose either in the ground or even a container; however you will need to provide it with freeze protection in the spring time. Some growers have even reported this variety to be tolerant of the shade, which even adds to its versatility. I'm sure you won't have to put much thought into finding a suitable place to work this gorgeous rose into your landscaping.

Like most roses, Buff Beauty roses will do their best work if you can provide them with a location that gets ample sun light. Usually the rule of thumb is to give your roses at least 6 to 8 hours each day of direct sun light. It is even preferable to try and find them a spot where they will receive the full morning sun as this will help to dry the dew off the leaves quickly and keep the plant more healthy. Soil that drains well is also important and good air circulation through your garden helps greatly.

Planting Buff Beauty Roses:

Planting the rose Buff Beauty is not at all difficult however it does depend a little on where you purchased them from and how you received them. Before you do any digging in your garden, I always recommend to growers that they take a trip to the local garden center and pick up a bag of organic compost. This stuff makes a great soil amendment for new plants and it's usually inexpensive. When you dig your hole, mix the compost in with the soil at a ratio of 2 parts soil to 1 part compost. Your roses will love it!

If you found your Buff Beauty roses locally at the nursery, then they were probably already planted in a container and ready to bloom. These are the easiest to plant in your garden. Dig yourself a hole that is at least twice the diameter of the container and equally as deep. This leaves you plenty of room around the root ball for your new soil mix, but it also ensures that the bud union is kept at the same depth.

If you ordered your rose Buff Beauty online, then it was probably shipped to you as a bareroot rose. These are sometimes intimidating to newer gardeners but they are not terribly difficult to plant properly. The first thing you will need to do is soak the plant in a bucket of lukewarm water overnight prior to planting day. This just helps re-hydrate the roots. Then dig yourself a hole that is wide enough to fit all the roots on the plant without having to force them in. The hole should also be deep enough so that you can mound up some soil in the center of it, and set your rose Buff Beauty on top and still keep the bud union an inch or two below the surface.

Set your rose Buff Beauty in place and then back fill the hole about halfway with your new soil mix. Take your garden hose and water the loose soil heavily so it flows like mud around the roots. Then go ahead and back fill the rest of the way. This method should ensure that no air pockets have formed around the roots.

Caring for Buff Beauty Roses:

Taking care of the rose Buff Beauty is pretty easy and all you need to do is follow normal rose care guidelines. Try to give your roses one deep watering each week whether through rainfall or with the garden hose. If you are unsure how dry they are, stick your finger into the soil at the base of the plant, if it comes out wet, they don't need more water.

You can also give your Buff Beauty roses a dose of fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to form. For repeat varieties such as this one, I will often give them a second dose right before the first big bloom, and then one more later in the summer to promote late season blooms.

Pruning Buff Beauty Roses:

The rose Buff Beauty is one of those varieties that requires very little pruning if any. However if you choose to, it should be done in early spring before the leaves start to bud. Start by removing all the dead wood as well as any unhealthy looking canes. Next, cut back any lateral canes that overlap one another. Lastly, give the remaining canes a light pruning to promote new growth.

This is also the time that you should clean up around the base of your rose Buff Beauty. Get rid of all the dead leaves and debris that may have collected around the base of the plant. Dispose of this material in the trash along with your cuttings. Never let decaying material lay around your roses and never throw rose cuttings into the compost pile. I always finish up my pruning by giving my roses a fresh layer of mulch.

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