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'Belinda's Rose' Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 109-423
most recent 4 MAY SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 20 MAR by Witchy
I have three of these. All own root. All 3 survived winter just fine here in zone 6b. (even the tiny one I rescued from my old house in SC, that had been mowed and moved in the middle of summer) With no protection. Dingo has told me Belinda's Dream survives in Chicago just fine as well. (Zone 5) This is a tough rose for me, and I'm no expert rose grower. Maybe it's a 5b iffy rose, but it definitely doesn't need zone 7 warmth. I would plant it if I lived in 5b and wanted it.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 MAR by Dingo2001
I have Belinda’s Dream both grafted and own root. They both die back to the ground every year, but bounce back pretty quickly. Good bloomer, nice repeat, planted in full sun most of the day. Stays clean for me here.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 4 MAY by Witchy
Dingo you are correct. Everywhere I had to cut is shooting up like mad. I think it's just so vigorous that it doesn't matter if the canes die back. As long as it's own root, or bud union is buried well, you're good to go. I don't favorite pinks usually, but I can say it's a favorite. No disease, and if bugs get on it, I never noticed. I didn't spray it with anything, and it was my largest first year own root of all time by fall.
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Discussion id : 109-425
most recent 20 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 MAR by Pat Wallace zone 5a Illinois
I have tried Belinda's Dream twice in my garden. Nearly put one in again after hearing so much talk about it. The rose was indeed hardy here in the years that I had her. Crown hardy that is but not cane hardy. My problem with rose was constant balling then rotting of the flowers. I live where we have heavy dew during a lot of the growing season. Belinda's Dream could not over the obstacles here. It is difficult to grow most heavily petaled roses here. Thru the years I have managed to find some that open well
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Discussion id : 107-213
most recent 29 DEC HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 DEC by Unregistered Guest
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Discussion id : 44-013
most recent 20 MAY 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 17 APR 10 by Michael Mitchell
Grew Belinda's Dream for a few years in my zone 6 garden, and it was an OK plant, but nothing like described in the warmer gardens. Other roses in that color range do much better in my garden (Quietness come to mind) and thrive, whereas BD just seemed to never grow very well. I tried to grow her in different gardens around northern NJ and she never really took off the way I'd like. Love the flower and resistance to disease, but the vigor was lacking in my zone 6 gardens.
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 17 APR 10 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Wasn't all the great for me in the Palm Springs area either.

It was ok, but nothing to rave about.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 18 APR 10 by Jeff Britt
Belinda's Dream grows very nicely in San Francisco -- vigorous without elbowing her way into more space than she's been allotted. My only complaint is that flowers can be very slow to open -- never balling, but flirting with it on occasion. Also, the thrips seem to find BD particularly appealing. Can't say I blame them. All those petals must make for some happy snacking.
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 23 APR 10 by Palustris
I have to agree. I am in zone 6 also and this last winter 'Belinda's Dream' died back to the ground while all her neighbors, among them 'Alfred Colomb', 'Zigeunerblut', 'The Fairy' and 'Marie Pavie', did fine with no die back.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 20 APR 17 by Jerilin
Belinda's Dream doing very poorly as own root bush here as well in zone 4b/5a. Has about an inch of surviving cane after a relatively mild winter. Would only recommend for zones 7 and up based on comments here and my experience.
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 20 APR 17 by jedmar
We changed the hardiness to Zone 7 plus. Thank you.
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 20 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Agree with Jerilin, a friend in my zone 5a also reported Belinda Dream dying to the crown after winter. Will put more comments in HMF regarding zone 5a survival for both grafted on Dr.Huey ($5 to $20 each) and own-root roses ($20 to $40 each).
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