'Pierre de Ronsard' is a cultivar developed by the French rose grower Louisette Meilland, named in reference to the most famous sonnet of the Renaissance poet Pierre de Ronsard, beginning with this verse "Sweetheart, come let us see if the rose.."
Common name : Rose 'Pierre de Ronsard'
Scientific name : Rosa
Family : Rosaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
It is a climbing rose - up to two meters - with a light and delicate scent, bright green foliage and large double flowers generally grouped by two or three, in the shape of old, globose roses, carmine-pink on the inside and cream or ivory on the outside.
It is known as a vigorous, disease-resistant, cold-resistant rose.
Sowing & planting
40 - 250
6 - 7
Plant my 'pierre de ronsard'
The planting is done ideally from September to March, in frost-free conditions, especially with bare roots. In this case, a good drench (put mud on the roots) will make a huge difference. Plant in soil that is fertile, cool, well drained, humus rich, and not too chalky in direct sunlight (what do you mean that's asking for the moon?). Prune damaged roots and shorten branches to 25 cm. Plant without burying the root collar, tamp down well around the roots, and water generously when planted. Form a little planting basin if you plant late for watering during the first year.
Fertilize my 'pierre de ronsard'
Timeless advice from Groww: fertilize as a preventative measure in November. Be reasonable, roses just need a little organic fertilizer (manure, compost, etc), 100g/m² is enough. Nothing is stopping you from testing out a few of your own little recipes (banana peels for minerals, coffee grounds against aphids), but Groww provides no guarantee! Avoid mulching with fresh wood during the blooming period.
Prune my 'pierre de ronsard'
Pruning this rose is not an absolute necessity the first years - After a few years it might be needed to get a beautiful flowering!
Prune at the end of the winter, keeping 5 to 7 branches, from which you will count 5 to 6 eyes to shorten the side branches.
To avoid black stumps under the cuts, always cut just above a bud (an "eye" in gardener language) without leaving several centimeters of wood to rot. Work with pruners or a branch cutter, always keeping the counter blade on top so as to only crush the falling branch. Regularly disinfect your blade to prevent transferring diseases.
Water my 'pierre de ronsard'
Water abundantly but not too frequently, so that the roots will fetch water deeper. Water thoroughly until the soil is wet and a small puddle forms around the tree.
Mulch my 'pierre de ronsard'
Roses hate competition, so either you love to hoe, and you hoe every two weeks, or you mulch twice a year in order to have 3-4 cm of straw or wood on the ground. Mulch with what you have with a reasonable quantity: a little (very very little) bit of grass cuttings, dry leaves, or even compost, not yet thoroughly decomposed before winter. The importance is to cover.
Check on my 'pierre de ronsard'
Pay particularly close attention to damage to the bark or the wood. The numerous attacks that your roses are subjected to when it comes to their leaves (black spots, insects, aphids) are less dangerous to their health.