That’s because you want to encourage the plant to develop a strong root system, which it will fail to do if it’s putting its energy into blooming. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ‘Mother’s Day’ quickly became a classic plant for this special day. ( Log Out / Fax: 01622 863123 Rumwoods LimitedTrading As - British Roses,Langley, Maidstone,Kent,ME17 3ND,United Kingdom. ‘Mother’s Day’ is a small shrub rose about 12 to 30 inches (30 to 75 cm) high (taller in mild climates). The rose we now call ‘Mother’s Day’ was discovered in the late 1940s by nursery owner F. J. Grootendorst of F.J. Grootendorst & Sons nursery in Boskoop, The Netherlands. Of course, spring is spring and frost is possible in many areas throughout May. Grootendorst took a cutting of the mutation and rooted it. All these small roses make interesting living gifts for Mom. Soon, not only have its flowers faded, but its foliage has rolled up, yellowed and dropped off, a victim of spider mites. (That would be considered an illegitimate practice today, but in the 1950s, you could still get away with it.). They provide years of lasting memories long after the chocolates have been eaten! Happy Mother’s Day! In spring, cut back any dead or weak branches near their base, apply an all-purpose slow-release fertilizer … and let it grow. When that first flush of bloom comes to an end, it’s time to plant it out permanently. You’ll also see miniature roses, often with no cultivar name, on sale at Mother’s Day. Although it may try to rebloom that first summer, don’t let it: remove any flower clusters that form. Or the ever popular Special Mum with its beautiful pink blooms and lovely fragrance. ( Log Out / ‘Mother’s Day’ produces abundant stems of semi-double globular dark red flowers in clusters of 5 to 20. Mum in a Million, an attractive rose with medium pink flowers and classic quartered blooms. Online Catalogue | Special Occasion Roses | Mother's Day Roses. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Maybe you’ll receive one today (kids, take that as a hint!). In spring, apply a specialised rose fertiliser along with manure mulch, taking care to avoid direct contact of the mulch with the stems. If frost threatens while hers is in bloom, have her move it overnight to a frost-free spot. For real long-term success with ‘Mother’s Day’, remember it’s a rose bush, not a houseplant, and that roses belong outdoors. I hope that all the mothers among my readers receive the attention they deserve from their children and grandchildren today, at least a phone call, but even better, a restaurant meal, a bouquet of roses or a potted plant… and lots of hugs and kisses! Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, future mothers, grandmothers and mothers-in-law! One that is rarely sold on any other occasion? It’s a polyantha, a small size rose bush with clusters of flowers, just a few steps up from a miniature rose. But did you know that there is actually a ‘Mother’s Day’ rose? There is now a ‘Mother’s Day Orange’ (orange-red), a ‘Mother’s Day White’ (white sometimes flushed with pale pink), a ‘Mother’s Day Pink’ (deep pink) and others. If you want force it to bloom for Mother’s Day, you’d have had to grow it in a cool greenhouse. Photo: Rose Petals Nursery. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ‘Mother’s Day’ produces abundant stems of semi-double globular dark red flowers in clusters of 5 to 20. Water regularly until established. ( Log Out / No, in most climates, Mom’s ‘Mother’s Day’ rose will probably never bloom again at Mother’s Day, as the event is held fairly early in May, while in most climates roses start to bloom later than that, in late May or, more likely, June. Show your Mum how much you love her this Mother's day by sending her one of our stunning Mother's Day roses. ( Log Out / —, tell her she shouldn’t keep it indoors more than a week; that after that, she has to put it outdoors. It simply will not tolerate the constant warmth, weak light and low humidity of the average home. But there’s a reason for that. He noticed a mutation on a plant of ‘Dick Koster’, a small polyantha rose very popular at the time. They come in a wide range of colors and shapes. Today, nearly 70 years later, hundreds of thousands are still produced annually, solely for a sale on and around Mother’s Day weekend. The public loved the idea! After the success of ‘Mother’s Day’, other rose bushes with similar colors but different colors appeared on the market, most in fact mutations from ‘Mother’s Day’. And it’s tough enough to tolerate that … for a week or two, maybe three, but not much more. ‘Mother’s Day’ rose. He soon found it was stable (not inclined to revert to its original color) and began to produce it and sell it, launching it in 1949 under the name ‘Morsdag’, Danish for Mother’s Day. A good thick mulch will probably suffice as protection for its first winter (‘Mother’s Day’ is quite hardy, to about zone 4 or 5). Some of our favourites in the mother's day rose selection include My Lovely Mum with its large yellow flowers and superb scent. However, I’m sure that Mom will love the rose you gave her even if its blooming season is just a bit later than the first year! Photo: Baumschule Horstmann. Thus the little rose bush ends up dead, not because of any true negligence, but because it was placed in an environment that didn’t suit it. Otherwise that’s all the care it needs… for now. Rather than medium pink flowers, the normal color for this cultivar, this one branch bore dark red blooms. Since ‘Mother’s Day’ is offered as a “gift plant,” Mom presumes it’s designed to live out its life indoors and sets on a dining room table or on a mantelpiece. Plus she can remove any faded flowers. Learn how your comment data is processed. Given that this rose sells so well at Mother’s Day, it’s surprising that it’s not seen more often in gardens. Change ). Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. As it comes straight from a greenhouse and is therefore not acclimatized to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, suggest she harden it off by putting it in shade for two or three days, then in part shade two or three days before exposing it to the full sunlight it will eventually need. Better a shed or garage, where it’s cool, than inside her house. No one knows why exactly why Mr. Grootendorst chose this name, nor why a Dutchman would have picked a Danish name for his new rose, but it turned out to be an excellent marketing ploy. If you are sending a rose to someone as a gift, select your gift card and add your personal message for just £2.00. Show your Mum how much you love her this Mother's day by sending her one of our stunning Mother's Day roses. You simply can’t find this rose at any other time, so, if you want to offer it to your mom, now’s the right time! Care is pretty basic while ‘Mother’s Day’ is in bloom: just make sure Mom waters it when the soil is dry to the touch.