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Claude Monet Rose: A Masterpiece of Colors and Charm

Claude Monet, a striped rose, was launched by the French Delbard company in 2012. It was named after the renowned painter Claude Monet and belongs to the company’s famous “Painter” series. Upon its introduction, it quickly gained popularity for its extravagant, fashionable appearance, excellent resistance, and superior heat tolerance. The Monet flower is quite large, […]

Claude Monet, a striped rose, was launched by the French Delbard company in 2012. It was named after the renowned painter Claude Monet and belongs to the company’s famous “Painter” series.

Upon its introduction, it quickly gained popularity for its extravagant, fashionable appearance, excellent resistance, and superior heat tolerance.

The Monet flower is quite large, with a diameter of 8-12 centimeters, and has pink, yellow, and white striped petals that bloom all year round. Monet is also known as “Versatile Monet” because the ratio and intensity of its three colors change with temperature and light exposure.

I. Basic Introduction

Claude Monet

Claude Monet, released by the French Delbard company in 2012, belongs to the company’s renowned “Painter” series. The rose was an immediate hit due to its stunning and stylish appearance, excellent resilience, and impressive heat resistance.

Particularly in the Guangdong provinces of China, it has been highly praised alongside Zhen Zhou and Red Dragon Sand Gem, and is often referred to as one of the “Three Treasures of Guangdong.”

Among the variety of single-colored roses, the multi-colored Monet stands out. At first glance, beginner flower enthusiasts are drawn to its unique pink, yellow, and white striped petals.

These three colors appear to be randomly splashed across the petals, creating an artistic effect reminiscent of the French painter Monet’s Impressionist works, hence its namesake.

Claude Monet

Monet is often referred to as “Versatile Monet” because the ratio and intensity of its three colors change with variations in temperature and light exposure. In the cooler temperatures of spring, the rose exhibits a predominance of pink.

However, in the intense light of summer, the overall color fades, the stripes turn white, and by autumn, the proportion of yellow increases.

Not only does the color of Monet change, but the shape of the flower also varies with different climatic conditions. In cooler temperatures, it blooms into a standard cup shape, while in hotter conditions, the petals slightly open, but still maintain an appealing shape.

As one of the “Three Heat-resistant Treasures” of Guangdong, Monet’s key features and strengths naturally include its heat and sun resistance.

Compared to other roses like the famous “Swedish Queen,” which wilts within a day, Monet can maintain its shape for 1-3 days in temperatures up to 37°C without dropping its petals or drooping, almost like a plastic flower.

Compared to another of the “Three Treasures,” the Red Dragon Sand Gem, Monet also boasts excellent rain resistance. Although it will disperse in the rain, it won’t fail to bloom or rot like the Red Dragon, which is particularly valuable in the rainy summer regions of southern China.

Regarding its shortcomings, Monet grows like an octopus, and without proper pruning, can appear slightly messy. Its flower size is also medium, which might not appeal to those seeking larger, more spectacular blooms. Aside from these, it’s hard to find any significant drawbacks to Monet.

Monet, a medium-sized shrub, is suitable for pot or ground planting. The flowers are not large, so with regular pruning, it can also serve as a balcony rose, provided it has enough sunlight as it has average shade tolerance.

Monet is a prolific bloomer across multiple seasons, and due to its excellent resistance and low maintenance requirements, it is highly suitable for beginner gardeners, especially those in Guangdong.

II. Common Types

Claude Monet

The Rose ‘Monet’ is a distinguished variety, renowned for its heat resistance and disease resilience. Named after the painter Monet, this rose variety dazzles with its striking color palette.

When in bloom, the flowers exhibit a mix of red, pink, yellow, and white stripes, combined with a gradient of color that leaves a lasting impression.

To those unfamiliar with rose varieties, the name ‘Monet’ might mislead them into thinking it’s a type of oil painting, such is the allure of this rose’s moniker.

The Rose ‘Monet’, a newer variety, is superior in many ways, most notably its exceptional heat resistance. While other rose varieties can bloom normally in summer or during the rainy season, their buds are typically smaller, sometimes even wrinkled, and lack the desirable fullness.

This is not the case with ‘Monet’, which maintains its plumpness, constantly surprising you with its endless beauty.

When the Rose ‘Monet’ blooms, it often displays an abundance of buds that open simultaneously. Each flower consists of layers of petals clustered together, peony-like in its fullness and vitality.

Claude Monet

The mix of pink, yellow, and cream colors in a single bloom is reminiscent of an artist’s vibrant splash of ink, creating a captivating spectacle. Moreover, each bloom has an unusually long-lasting flowering period, enduring for almost half a season.

The Rose ‘Monet’ also exhibits exceptional disease resistance. As is well known, roses are susceptible to diseases, especially during the summer. The frequency of pest infections increases due to the temperature and weather conditions.

Once infected, recovery can be slow due to the low growth rate. However, ‘Monet’ is virtually pest-free, with an impressive ability to resist diseases and recover quickly if infected.

II. Growth and Distribution

The Rose ‘Monet’ was bred in the United States in 1992 and introduced by Delbard/Georges Delbard SA in France under the name ‘Claude Monet’.

IV. Cultivation Method

Aerated Soil Care

When cultivating the Monet Rose, I suggest using well-drained and aerated soil. This allows excess water to drain quickly after watering, preventing the roots from being soaked in damp soil for extended periods. If conditions permit, opt for slightly acidic or nutrient-rich humus soil, such as leaf mold or pine needle soil.

In preparing the soil for the Monet Rose, you can use leaf mold or pine needle soil and mix in some granular substrates, such as vermiculite, perlite, or river sand, in a 6:4 ratio. The pot should be one size larger than the original plant. Afterward, replace the soil and prune the rotten roots every spring.

Environment Ventilation and Brightness

The environment for cultivating the Monet Rose should have good air circulation and abundant sunlight. If conditions permit, it can be grown outdoors or placed on your home’s small balcony.

Even though it’s grown outdoors, it’s best to regularly rotate the direction of the flower pot during sun exposure to ensure all leaves and branches receive sunlight.

Outdoor spaces have smooth air circulation, and the Monet Rose is less likely to breed bacteria or pests. However, we still need to spray it with insecticide regularly because even the toughest rose varieties can be infected by pests such as red spiders.

To prevent pests from worsening, spray insecticide every month as a simple preventative measure.

Timely Pruning

If the Monet Rose accidentally contracts a disease, immediately prune the damaged branches and buds to prevent them from worsening and spreading to other parts.

At the same time, spray the infected area with professional pesticides like Killphos, Imidacloprid, or Carbaryl, usually once every five days, for four to five consecutive times to thoroughly eliminate the disease source and prevent recurrence.

In the daily maintenance process, we also need to prune regularly. As mentioned before, a ventilated environment can reduce the chance of pest infestation, and regular pruning can avoid leaves being too dense and blocking air circulation.

Moderate thinning can allow the Monet Rose to grow balanced in branches and leaves; the most important pruning work is pinching and topping.

The Monet blooms on new branches, so we stimulate lateral growth by suppressing vertical growth, leading to more new branches and buds, improving its fullness, and naturally increasing the number of flowers later on.

Sufficient Nutrient Supply

Like other rose varieties, the Monet has a high demand for nutrients, which is why I suggest using leaf mold soil and regularly replacing it.

The nutrients in a potted soil are usually only enough to sustain two to three months, so we need to manually add some fertilizer during the later maintenance process.

You can use nutrient solution or water-soluble nitrogen fertilizer like Flower More No. 1. After the pruning work is done, or every 20 days, water the Monet once.

In the early growth stage of the Monet, choose water-soluble fertilizer like Flower More No. 1 to promote branch and leaf growth, making it fuller and healthier.

After the Monet matures, switch to a different fertilizer; choose Flower More No. 2 or potassium dihydrogen phosphate to facilitate easier flower differentiation and better growth.

V. Value and Others

Variety Evaluation

Claude Monet, a captivating rose from the “Painter Series” by Delbard, boasts soft hues of pink, yellow, and cream, just like one of Monet’s most famous impressionist paintings. These three colors are casually sprinkled on every petal.

Its large, double blossoms, color, and flower type add much charm to spring and summer gardens. It’s a rose that integrates beautifully into both formal and informal mixed plantings.

As an indoor vase cut flower, it adds a touch of exquisite French floral art style to table settings. Claude Monet’s blooming period is from early May to late October. We hope you enjoy this new “Painter.”

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