World Peace Roses

History of World Peace Roses:

The hybrid tea rose World Peace was first bred in 1987 in the United States by Anthony Perry and later introduced to market by Co-Operative Rose Growers.  Perry was an avid hybrid tea breeder based out of California who is also credited with creating the roses Gold Glow and Broadway.  This variety was created by crossing the rose First Prize with the Gold Glow rose.  The result is a gorgeous yellow rose that has rich pink edges all around the petals.

The blooms on World Peace roses will be typical for a hybrid tea rose, averaging around 4 inches or so in diameter.  The blooms will have a great fruity fragrance and they will be somewhat full with about 30 or so petals each.  The plant itself will also be of a typical size for hybrid tea roses.  You can expect it to grow about 4 to 5 feet tall with a width somewhere around 2 to 3 feet across at full maturity.

Growing World Peace Roses:

Growing the rose World Peace is not difficult and if you have any prior experience growing roses then you will likely not find this one challenging.  The biggest decision that you will make in the life of your roses is where in the garden you decide to grow them.  The reason being is roses require a lot of sun light if you want them to give you a great performance.  You are going to want to grow them in a location where they will get at least 6 to 8 hours each day of direct sun light.  If you can provide them with more, do it!

You also will need to make sure that the soil you are growing your World Peace roses in drains well.  This is very important for keeping your roses strong and healthy.  It is also a rather easy thing to accomplish as there are a wide variety of soil mixes available on the market today.  Just pick the one you prefer.  If you are unsure about the quality of your garden soil, another thing you can do is pick up a bag of organic compost from the local garden center.  Mix this into your soil at a ratio of one part compost for every two parts soil.  Your rose World Peace will love this mix.

Planting World Peace Roses:

Getting your rose World Peace into the ground is a simple matter and most folks can get the job done with just a few basic hand tools.  If you bought your roses locally, then chances are it was already planted in a container and probably ready to bloom.  These are the easiest to plant.  Dig your hole at least twice the diameter of the container and equally as deep.  This gives you a lot of room around the roots for your soil mix while keeping the bud union at its original depth.

If you bought your World Peace roses online, then perhaps they shipped them to you as bareroot plants, which is not uncommon.  You should first soak these overnight in a bucket of room temperature water prior to planting day.  Then dig your hole as wide as the longest roots and deep enough to let you place the plant on top of a mound of soil while keeping the bud union about an inch below the surface of the soil.

Once you have your rose World Peace set in place on top of the mound, spread the roots out in all directions and then back fill the hole about halfway to start, using your soil mix.  Take the garden hose and water the loose soil heavily until it flows around the roots like mud, then you can fill the hole the remainder of the way.  Give it one more heavy watering and top off any settling that might occur.  This method should make sure that you don’t get any air pockets around the roots of your rose.

Depending on your climate, you may want to mound up some fresh mulch around the exposed canes of the plant, to help prevent them from drying out until new growth forms.

Caring for World Peace Roses:

Taking care of the rose World Peace is not difficult either and again, if you have any experience growing hybrid tea roses, then you probably already know what needs to be done.  You will need to make sure that you are providing ample water to your roses while taking care not to overdo it.  For most mild climates this amounts to about one deep watering per week.  If your climate is dry and hot then you should check your roses every 4 to 5 days.

You should consider giving your World Peace roses a dose of a granular all-purpose fertilizer in the spring time when the leaves start to form.  This will give your roses a great start to the season.  Like most hybrid tea roses, this one is also a repeat bloomer and will benefit from additional feedings over the growing season.  I will usually give my roses their second feeding immediately following the first big bloom, then a third feeding around the middle of the summer to encourage late season blooms.  Your rose World Peace will do well on this schedule also.

Pruning World Peace Roses:

You should prune your rose World Peace in the very early spring before the leaves bud.  Start by removing all the dead and discolored wood and set all your cuttings aside.  Next, prune back any lateral canes that overlap so these don’t compete for sun light once the leaves fully open.  Lastly, give the remaining canes a cut back by about one third of their current height to encourage new growth.

This is also the best time to clean up around the base of your World Peace roses and get rid of all the dead leaves and debris that may have collected there from the prior growing season.  Throw away all of this material in the trash along with your cuttings.  Never let dead matter lay around your roses.  Finish up your pruning by giving your roses a fresh layer of mulch to start off the growing season.

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