DESCRIPTIONSika is a variety of a large-flowered rose, characterized by orange colour, turning into copper red in the sunlight. The buds are extremely full, and the flowers reach up to 12 cm in diameter. The flowers remain on the shoots for a long time after their the bloom. The leaves are large, dark green and shiny. On sunny, warm days, the rose impresses with an intense, pleasant fragrance. Sika begins blooming in mid-June, repeating the cycle several times. It grows to a height of approximately 100-120 cm. For the time devoted to cultivation, the large-flowered Sika will pay off in the form of picturesque, colour-saturated compositions.
This shrub is best planted in a sunny position. It grows well in sandy-loam soil which is moderately moist, and has an optimum pH in the range of 6-6,5.
The faded flowers should always be removed from the plant. In summer, the shrub requires watering - this is best done in the morning or in the evening. Avoid soaking the leaves or flowers. In late autumn prune the plant, leaving only 10 cm of shoots. Then cover them with earth, sawdust or peat. This will protect the rose from frost. In early spring uncover the shoots and leaves so that the sun can have access to the plant. In order to prevent black spot use a suitable spray.