Rose Cream Abundance Rosa Cream Abundance = 'Harflax' (PBR) (Abundance Series) (F)
Rosa Cream Abundance, also known as 'Harflax', is a delightful rose variety that exudes charm with its creamy, pastel-colored blooms. This particular plant is part of the Abundance Series, which is renowned for its profuse flowering and beautiful hedging roses. The flowers of Cream Abundance are full and lush, often admired for their classic, cupped shape and the way they densely pack their petals. As these blossoms mature, they often showcase a delightful range of shades, from a soft, almost buttery cream at their center, transitioning to lighter, more delicate cream hues along the edges of their petals. These roses typically bloom in clusters, creating a sumptuous display that catches the eye and adds an air of elegance to any garden setting. The plant itself boasts a set of glossy, dark green leaves that provide a striking contrast against the lighter-colored flowers, enhancing their visual appeal. Throughout the blooming season, the Cream Abundance rose continues to produce its gorgeous flowers, which can also emit a subtle and pleasing fragrance. This rose is a favorite among gardeners not only for its aesthetic qualities but also for its durability and resistance to common rose ailments. While in bloom, the Cream Abundance rose becomes a hub of activity, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies that are drawn to its inviting petals and sweet scent. Overall, the Rosa Cream Abundance = 'Harflax' is a wonderful addition to any floral landscape, where it contributes both beauty and vitality.
About this plant
Cream Abundance Rose, Harflax Rose.
The Rosa 'Cream Abundance', commonly known as the cream abundance rose, is not considered toxic to humans. There are no well-documented cases of poisoning from ingesting parts of this plant. However, as with many plants, it is not intended for human consumption, and eating large quantities of any plant material may cause discomfort or an adverse reaction due to the presence of natural plant compounds.
The Rosa 'Cream Abundance', commonly referred to as the cream abundance rose, is generally not toxic to pets. Roses are not listed among the common toxic plants for pets like cats and dogs. However, if a pet were to ingest a large amount of rose material, including leaves or flowers, it might experience mild gastrointestinal upset, evidenced by symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea. The thorns can also cause physical injury if not careful.
Color of leaves
3 feet 6 inches (1.06 meters)
2 feet 6 inches (0.76 meters)
- General Benefits
- Attractive Blooms: Produces beautiful cream-colored flowers that are a delight to the senses and add aesthetic value to any garden.
- Long Flowering Period: Offers a long season of interest with continuous blooms from late spring to early autumn.
- Aromatic: The flowers emit a pleasant fragrance, enhancing the sensory appeal of garden spaces.
- Pollinator-Friendly: Attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, supporting local biodiversity.
- Disease Resistance: Exhibits good resistance to common rose diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
- Low Maintenance: Requires relatively minimal care once established, making it suitable for gardeners of all levels.
- Versatile: Suitable for mixed borders, beds, and rose gardens, and can be used as cut flowers for indoor decoration.
- Hardy Plant: Demonstrates resilience in a range of climatic conditions, ensuring a robust garden presence.
- Drought Tolerant: Once established, shows a degree of tolerance to drought, making it suitable for drier regions or water-conscious gardeners.
- Medical Properties
This plant is not used for medical purposes.
- Air-purifying Qualities
This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.
- Other Uses
- Natural Fabric Dye: Petals of the rose can be boiled to produce a natural dye for fabrics, giving them a unique and gentle color.
- Floral Ice Cubes: Freeze rose petals in ice cubes to add a touch of elegance to beverages at special occasions.
- Bath Salts: Rose petals can be mixed with Epsom salts and essential oils to create fragrant bath salts that offer a luxurious bathing experience.
- Garden Mulch: Dried and crushed rose petals and foliage can be used as a decorative and nutrient-rich mulch for garden beds.
- Edible Decorations: Safe for consumption, organic rose petals can decorate cakes and desserts for an upscale presentation.
- Floral Syrups: Petals can be infused into syrups for flavoring cocktails, teas, or homemade sodas with a subtle rose essence.
- Bookmarks: Pressed roses make for beautiful and unique bookmarks, perfect for book lovers and as craft projects.
- Natural Potpourri: Dried rose petals can be combined with other natural ingredients to create homemade potpourri.
- Candle Making: Embed rose petals in wax to create visually stunning candles with a hint of rose fragrance when burned.
- Wedding Confetti: Biodegradable and more environmentally friendly than paper confetti, rose petals can be used for celebratory moments like weddings.
- Feng Shui
The rose is associated with love and romance, so in Feng Shui, the Rose Cream Abundance could be placed in the southwest corner of a garden or room to enhance romantic relationships and attract love. Alternatively, placing it in living areas can help create a harmonious environment by promoting positive chi related to beauty and compassion.
- Zodiac Sign Compitability
The rose is not used in astrology practice.
- Plant Symbolism
- Love: Roses are universally symbolic of deep affection and romantic love, with the cream color often suggesting charm and thoughtfulness.
- Beauty: The rose itself is often considered the epitome of beauty in the plant world, representing grace, elegance, and perfection.
- Secrecy: Historically, roses were a symbol of confidentiality, known as sub rosa, meaning "under the rose" in Latin, indicating secret keeping.
- Mystery: A cream rose can carry a sense of mystery or intrigue, perhaps due to its subtle and unusual color in comparison to more vibrant roses.
- Purity: Lighter shades of roses often convey purity, innocence, and spiritual love, aligning with the cream rose's soft appearance.
- Charm: Cream roses can also symbolize charm and a mesmerizing personality, often associated with the allure of the one who gives or receives this flower.
- Thoughtfulness: Being less intense than a deep red rose, a cream rose can signify that the giver has put a lot of thought into their choice, reflecting a careful and considerate approach.
For the rose variety known as Cream Abundance, it is important to water deeply and infrequently instead of shallow regular watering; this encourages deep root growth. During the growing season, a rule of thumb is to provide about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, either from rainfall or supplemental watering. In the absence of rain, water the plant early in the morning, allowing the foliage to dry to prevent diseases. Use a soaker hose or drip irrigation to apply water directly to the base of the rose, using approximately 2 gallons per watering session for established plants, adjusting based on weather conditions; dry, hot weather will necessitate more frequent watering, while cooler, rainy periods will require less.
Cream Abundance roses thrive best in full sunlight, which means they should receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Place them in a spot where they are exposed to unfiltered morning sunlight, which is ideal for drying dew on the leaves to help prevent disease. Avoid locations where buildings, trees, or other structures cast prolonged shade on the roses during peak sun hours.
Cream Abundance roses generally prefer temperate conditions and grow best in areas where the temperature ranges between 60°F and 70°F. They can tolerate higher temperatures as long as proper watering and mulching practices are followed to keep the roots cool and moist. The minimum winter temperature for roses should not fall below 20°F, while during summer, measures should be taken to protect them from extreme heat above 90°F.
Pruning Cream Abundance roses encourages healthy growth, increases bloom production, and maintains plant shape. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring when new growth begins but before the plant leafs out fully. Remove dead or diseased wood, thin out crowded areas to improve air circulation, and cut back canes to 12 to 18 inches in height to promote strong new growth. Pruning should be done annually to ensure optimal plant health and flowering.
The ideal soil mix for the Rosa 'Harflax', commonly known as the Cream Abundance rose, should be rich in organic matter, well-draining, and slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0 and 7.0. A good mix would be one part loam, one part peat moss or compost, and one part sharp sand or perlite.
Roses, including the Cream Abundance rose, are typically not repotted as they are usually grown outdoors. However, if grown in containers, repotting every 2 to 3 years in spring or late winter is recommended to refresh the soil and provide room for growth.
- Humidity & Misting
Roses like the Cream Abundance rose prefer outdoor humidity levels and do not require specific humidity adjustments. They are adaptable to the ambient outdoor humidity in most regions where they are hardy.
- Suitable locations
Provide bright light, regular watering, and good air circulation.
Plant in full sun, fertile soil, water deeply, and provide space.
- Life cycle
The life cycle of the Rosa 'Cream Abundance', commonly known as the English Rose, begins with seed germination, which typically occurs in spring under suitable conditions of moisture and temperature. Following germination, the seedling stage involves the development of roots, shoots, and leaves, establishing the plant. As it matures into the vegetative stage, the rose bush increases in size and produces compound leaves and thorny stems. In the flowering stage, typically from late spring to fall, the Rosa 'Cream Abundance' produces its characteristic creamy, full-petaled flowers, which are highly fragrant. After pollination, the plant enters the reproduction stage, producing hips (fruit containing seeds) that mature in late summer or autumn, completing the cycle. The plant is perennial, so after the hips have either dropped seeds or been collected for propagation, the plant enters a period of dormancy in winter before the cycle recommences in the spring.
Spring to Summer
The Rosa 'Cream Abundance' is commonly propagated through the technique of softwood cuttings. This method is usually performed in late spring or early summer when the plant's new growth is still tender and flexible. A 4 to 6 inches (approximately 10 to 15 centimeters) cutting is taken with several leaves attached, and the base of the cutting is dipped into a rooting hormone to encourage root development. Then the cutting is planted in a well-draining soil mix, ensuring that at least a couple of leaf nodes are buried where roots can develop. The soil is kept consistently moist, and the environment around the cutting is maintained with high humidity, often by covering the cutting with a plastic bag or using a propagation dome. After a few weeks, the cutting should develop roots and can be transplanted into a larger pot or into the garden once it has established a strong root system.