BEST-select roses offer you beautiful, strong growth in your garden without having to worry about damage, aphids or disease. Because these varieties are selected for their resistance and so deliver only the benefits of stunning garden roses.
Rose Cera is a well-branched rose with strong growth. At the onset of the first blossoming period the bush is about 60 cm in height, towards the end of the season the plant may reach over 1m in height. Cera has a dark green and glossy leaf. The blossoming period starts in June. The first blossom is very ornate and opulent with cardinal red flowers in great clusters. A single cluster can contain over fifty flowers. The flowers are semi-double and can reach up to 7 cm in size.
Roses love the sun, so pick a spot for your roses where the summer sun will reach them for at least a few hours. Roses thrive in nutrient-rich soil. In spring and summer, you can use an organic fertilizer on your roses. Roses do not mind a dry spell; extra watering tends not to be necessary. Plant the roses at a 40-50 cm distance from each other or from other plants. When planting, place the spot where the stems turn into roots just below the surface, then firmly press the plants into the ground and water.
Beautifully flowering roses are achieved by pruning in winter. Prune in February-March, but not when it is freezing. During pruning, remove thin and dead stems, leave just a few strong young stems and cut those down to a length of ±25 cm. In summer, you can encourage a second bloom by cutting off dead flowers.