Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Roses, Rose plant, Rose care

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While the planting of roses is a comparatively simple business, there are certain rules which must be followed if losses are to be avoided. Most of the roses sold by nurserymen in this State are raised on what is known as Fortuniana stock. The origin of this stock is somewhat obscure, but it is thought to be the result of a cross between Rosa banksia and Rosa laevigata. Whatever its origin, however, it is certainly a very vigorous stock and one which thrives better in the soils and climate of this State than any other. A further advantage is its compatability, that is, the ready way in which it unites and grows in harmony with most other hybrid tea and hybrid polyantha roses.

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