‘Mother’s Day’ is a small shrub rose about 12 to 30 inches (30 to 75 cm) high (taller in mild climates). Change ). Hybrid Tea - Bare Rooted ... SOLD OUT ... Patio & Miniature - Potted ... SOLD OUT ... select your gift card and add your personal message. Otherwise that’s all the care it needs… for now. 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! When you offer it to Mom—and it’s a gift I’m sure she’ll appreciate! They provide years of lasting memories long after the chocolates have been eaten! Right from the start, it was distributed with its name translated into the local language of the country where it was being sold: ‘Mother’s Day’ in English-speaking countries, ‘Muttertag’ in Germany, ‘Fête des Mères’ in France, etc. If you want force it to bloom for Mother’s Day, you’d have had to grow it in a cool greenhouse. ‘Mother’s Day’ produces abundant stems of semi-double globular dark red flowers in clusters of 5 to 20. Better a shed or garage, where it’s cool, than inside her house. 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. But did you know that there is actually a ‘Mother’s Day’ rose? They are also quite fragrant. 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. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Remove the faded flowers and flower stalks and plant the rosebush in the ground (it’s best in the garden, but can be grown in a large pot in zones 7 to 9) in rich, deep soil somewhere in full sun. But there’s a reason for that. 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! One that is rarely sold on any other occasion? Some of our favourites in the mother's day rose selection include My Lovely Mum with its large yellow flowers and superb scent. 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. In winter remove all branches which are dead, diseased or damaged along with any older stems as necessary to avoid overcrowding at the centre. ( Log Out / Although it may try to rebloom that first summer, don’t let it: remove any flower clusters that form. And it’s tough enough to tolerate that … for a week or two, maybe three, but not much more. Photo: Baumschule Horstmann. 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. 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. ( Log Out / The plant reblooms sporadically throughout the summer season. (That would be considered an illegitimate practice today, but in the 1950s, you could still get away with it.). ‘Mother’s Day’ quickly became a classic plant for this special day. —, tell her she shouldn’t keep it indoors more than a week; that after that, she has to put it outdoors. ‘Mother’s Day’ rose. It’s a polyantha, a small size rose bush with clusters of flowers, just a few steps up from a miniature rose. Plus she can remove any faded flowers. 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 / Given that this rose sells so well at Mother’s Day, it’s surprising that it’s not seen more often in gardens. Photo: Moje róże—moja pasja. Or the ever popular Special Mum with its beautiful pink blooms and lovely fragrance. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If you are sending a rose to someone as a gift, select your gift card and add your personal message for just £2.00. Mum in a Million, an attractive rose with medium pink flowers and classic quartered blooms. 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. Fax: 01622 863123 Rumwoods LimitedTrading As - British Roses,Langley, Maidstone,Kent,ME17 3ND,United Kingdom. Maybe you’ll receive one today (kids, take that as a hint!). 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! Rather than medium pink flowers, the normal color for this cultivar, this one branch bore dark red blooms. 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. You’ll also see miniature roses, often with no cultivar name, on sale at Mother’s Day. They come in a wide range of colors and shapes. Learn how your comment data is processed. Soon, not only have its flowers faded, but its foliage has rolled up, yellowed and dropped off, a victim of spider mites. The public loved the idea! 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. Today, nearly 70 years later, hundreds of thousands are still produced annually, solely for a sale on and around Mother’s Day weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, future mothers, grandmothers and mothers-in-law! 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. 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). Of course, spring is spring and frost is possible in many areas throughout May. ‘Mother’s Day’ rose. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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. Happy Mother’s Day! For real long-term success with ‘Mother’s Day’, remember it’s a rose bush, not a houseplant, and that roses belong outdoors. In spring, cut back any dead or weak branches near their base, apply an all-purpose slow-release fertilizer … and let it grow. 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’. Moreover, the rose was of modest size and easy to force under greenhouse conditions, therefore, it was simple to produce commercially for sale around Mother’s Day. When that first flush of bloom comes to an end, it’s time to plant it out permanently. Normally, ‘Mother’s Day’ will bloom sporadically from June to October, although the first flush is usually the most abundant. Water regularly until established. Photo: Rose Petals Nursery. All these small roses make interesting living gifts for Mom. They provide years of lasting memories long after the chocolates have been eaten! It’s a polyantha, a small size rose bush with clusters of flowers, just a few steps up from a miniature rose. Online Catalogue | Special Occasion Roses | Mother's Day Roses. Grootendorst took a cutting of the mutation and rooted it. It simply will not tolerate the constant warmth, weak light and low humidity of the average home. He noticed a mutation on a plant of ‘Dick Koster’, a small polyantha rose very popular at the time. ( Log Out / ‘Mother’s Day’ produces abundant stems of semi-double globular dark red flowers in clusters of 5 to 20. ‘Mother’s Day’ rose. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Show your Mum how much you love her this Mother's day by sending her one of our stunning Mother's Day roses. If frost threatens while hers is in bloom, have her move it overnight to a frost-free spot. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. In spring, apply a specialised rose fertiliser along with manure mulch, taking care to avoid direct contact of the mulch with the stems. ‘Mother’s Day’ is a small shrub rose about 12 to 30 inches (30 to 75 cm) high (taller in mild climates).