Rose John Davis, reviews of the variety, features of its cultivation

Park varieties of roses are distinguished by their unpretentiousness, resistance to diseases and adverse weather conditions. One of these plants is the John Davis rose, bred in Canada by breeding.


  1. Description of the rose John Davis
  2. Landing rules
  3. Features of care, pruning and preparation for winter
  4. Reviews of the rose John Davis

Description of the rose John Davis

Rose John Davis is described in the encyclopedia of roses as a shrub that can be used for vertical landscaping of low fences, balconies, garden buildings.

The bush is strong and spreading. It reaches 2 m in height and 2.5 m in width. Shoots are long and flexible with not too many thorny thorns. Branches as they grow, nestle to the ground. The leaves are small, bright green, glossy.

Flowers bloom in clusters of 10-15 pieces. They reach 7-8 cm in diameter. They are semi-double, first lodged, then fully open. At the end of flowering, they become almost flat, bright golden stamens are exposed.

The color of the petals is deep pink with a yellow-beige base. Over time, they fade in the sun to an ashy shade. In partial shade, they remain bright throughout the season.

Especially abundant flowering is observed in the first half of summer. Then it becomes mild. Lasts until late autumn. The plant emits a fruity-spicy aroma.

The variety is frost-resistant. Withstands cold up to -29 ะก without additional cover. Disease resistant. In unfavorable situations, it is exposed to powdery mildew and black spot infection. Virtually no pruning required. Unpretentious care.

Landing rules

The John Davis rose is planted from late spring to early fall. A place for this is chosen not shaded, elevated, with sufficient natural light. In partial shade, the plant will bloom less abundantly and will be more susceptible to disease.

The site must be protected from drafts. Moderately acidic loose soil is preferred.

Single and group landings are possible. A meter and a half are left between the bushes. If the goal is to create a hedge, the spacing between the shoots is reduced to 50 cm.

The depth of the planting hole should be sufficient for the roots to be placed in it in a straightened state. The root collar is immersed in the soil about 5 cm. A nutrient mixture of humus, peat and compost is placed at the bottom of the planting hole.

The shoots are shortened by two-thirds, placed in a pit and covered with earth. The soil around the stem should be slightly compacted. Then the plant is watered at the root, if necessary, add earth and mulch with peat.

To make the bush look neat in the future, the rose is planted next to the support, to which the shoots are tied up as it grows.

There are several ways to reproduce the John Davis rose.


Green cuttings are cut at the beginning of flowering, woody cuttings - in the fall. Twigs with 1-2 internodes are removed with an oblique cut. For better survival, they are planted in a greenhouse before the formation of the root system, in the spring they are transferred to a permanent place.

Dividing the bush

In early spring or autumn, after flowering is complete, the bush is dug up and the roots are divided with a sharp tool so that there is at least one shoot on each part. The resulting bushes are planted in the usual way.


In April, the lower branches are bent to the ground and attached to it, covered with soil. In the soil, roots will begin to form on the shoot. A year later, a full-fledged bush will appear, which is separated and transferred to a new place.

Features of care, pruning and preparation for winter

Rose of the John Davis variety is distinguished by its unpretentiousness, frost resistance and ease of growing. Nevertheless, in order for the plant to actively bloom and be healthy, you need to properly care for it.


In the summer heat, the bushes are abundantly watered twice a week in the evenings with water at room temperature. By the end of summer, watering is reduced, and in September they stop altogether.


John Davis loves loose, weed-free soil. Weeds should be removed regularly and the soil should be loosened.


For the first two years of life, the plants perform only sanitary pruning. In April, unwintered branches are removed, in September - dried ones. Formative pruning is optional. To rejuvenate the plant, the shoots are cut in half or cut off the ground.

Too spreading bushes thin out. All formative pruning is done in mid-spring.

Top dressing and fertilization

In the spring, the bushes are fertilized with manure and fed with special means for roses. At the end of summer, fertilizers are used to feed the root system. In September, the plants are fed with phosphates. In October, humus is added to the soil.

Flowering care

In the first year, it is recommended to remove the buds all summer, leaving a few in August. Thanks to this, young bushes will not waste energy on flowering. They will endure wintering better and will bloom very profusely in subsequent years.

From the second year of life after the first flowering, the roses are watered with a solution with complex fertilizer, and the leaves are sprayed with potassium monophosphate. This will ensure active flowering until late autumn.

It is important to remove dried flowers in a timely manner.

Preparing for winter

Frost-resistant rose variety John Davis easily tolerates winter. It is enough to huddle the bushes in the fall. In the first three years, you can cover the plants, but this is not necessary. After wintering, the soil near the stem should be leveled and sprinkled with peat.

Reviews of the rose John Davis

Gardeners and landscape designers have come to love this variety for its unpretentiousness, stability and abundant flowering. Many people say that John Davis roses in the photo look even less impressive than in reality. Not surprisingly, the reviews about this plant are overwhelmingly overwhelmingly positive.

Rose lovers confirm that John Davis is incredibly hardy.

Even Siberian winters are tolerated without shelter. Everyone says that the bush really grows large with a lot of flowers. Flowers do not lose their attractiveness even under heavy rain. The plant grows prettier every year.

Some owners of this variety also note its disadvantages. They say that the abundant flowering quickly ceases, and by the end of summer there are practically no flowers left. Some complain about the lack of aroma.

But experienced gardeners say that if a rose is planted in a well-lit place and properly cared for, it blooms actively until frost, and the fragrance is strong enough, especially in the summer heat.

Roses of the John Davis variety will adorn any garden and site. They look great in single bushes, compositions, hedges and vertical landscaping.

These plants tolerate severe Russian winters well and delight with their beauty for many years.

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