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Discussion id : 62-278
most recent 27 FEB 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 FEB 12 by goncmg
regarding the TENDER.........it was killed to the ground in the first 2 years when others were quite fine........December '83 in Columbus was record breaking and THAT did it in for sure............needed to clarify that! -24 is -24!!!!
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Discussion id : 62-277
most recent 27 FEB 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 FEB 12 by goncmg
Grew this in the early 80's in 6a, Columbus. My personal experience was that is was quite unique, the plant grew short and stout, MAYBE 2 feet tall, MAYBE and produced quite large, very well shaped blooms all one to a stem, the general effect being almost as if you just plugged a dozen florist roses into the ground. Have a 1981 or so AARS annual and seems my experience was not unique, this is like a little stout Hybrid Tea or maybe some MAXI Miniflora.........it is extremely tender. Absolutely, that also strikes a lucid memory. Had it for 3 years I believe and then December 1983 struck with record lows around -24 and most survivied but this one did not and Armstrong was either no longer listing it by then already or I decided against replacing it then, not sure. However! I did buy this recently from Vintage and cannot wait for it to arrive and see it again, see how it "adds up" so to speak.............very unique little-big rose!
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