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'Love' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 109-109
most recent 14 days ago HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 MAR by Plazbo
I found a post on a forum that said this rose has fragrant foliage, can anyone with the rose confirm?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 14 days ago by Patricia Routley
Nothing is mentioned about fragrant foliage in the Patent.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 days ago by Plazbo

in there you'll see the mention of it.

It's just odd, if it has scented foliage but only one person has ever mentioned it, makes me doubt the accuracy but at the same time why would anyone make that up so figured I'd see I'd check if anyone else could offer information.
Discussion id : 94-650
most recent 24 MAY SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 AUG 16 by drossb1986
I think Love is an overrated rose for the most part and I'm not exactly sure why it's so widely available. It's not necessarily a bad rose, it's just not that great. The one exceptional thing about the bush itself as it has proven to be disease resistant for me and has a nice growth shape. The foliage is somewhat small, the roses are small too, the color is a bit washed out and faded for my's a rose that you could plant 20 of and never really pay much attention to. Nobody is going to be see Love and rave about its beauty, it's just kinda...there. It's like a Toyota Camry of the rose garden. It's not exceptional and it's not bad, it just grows and exists.

2017 Spring Update: The first blooms on Love this year are massive. They look like a camellia or a cabbage. They lack that high-centered, reflexed petaled look you associate with Love. In the Texas heat they shrink in the summer to something the size of a miniature rose. As my Love bush was a bit of a rescue, my review from last year may have been a bit harsh as it has really taken off this spring. It's also been very clean with no real fungal issues. I still think it washes out quickly, but for the first day or so it's very attractive. I also find the stems interesting as they are typically very red in color. It makes the bush have a unique look about it.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 AUG 16 by Nastarana
In zone 5, Love just plain does not grow.

In general, I cannot get American HTs to grow at all here. No Radiance, alas.

The late Kordes HTs do very well. The Tantau HTs, which I love for their stunning colors, not quite so well but they do survive with protection in winter.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 24 MAY by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Love is fabulous at both local rose-parks, zone 5a and 5b, for the past decade. Cantigny park, zone 5a, has alkaline clay like mine, and Love did well for them. Chicago Botanical Garden has loamy & alkaline soil, and Love is also vigorous there. Hybrid teas here are grafted on Dr. Huey-rootstock (prefers alkaline).
Discussion id : 60-998
most recent 14 MAR 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 16 JAN 12 by goncmg
This rose was considere the "weak link" of the 3 it shared AARS with in 1980 (Honor and Cherish the other 2) but 30 years later it seems to be the most available if any are and in my opinion for good reason. It is a rose you will never mistake for anything grows bolt straight defies classification, I can make a case for it being HT, or FL or GR as it is............the wood is purple, the leaves are narrow, it is a great candidate for a huge mass planting because the variety lends itself to mass production, every plant is uniform, Columbus Park of Roses has a big healthy bed you can set a slide rule to in height and size every summer.............bicolors tend to be weaker, this one is rather reminds me of Mexicana but is better..........I never have detected any scent...............Redgold is an awful rose in my opinion, living in Chico, CA it was the only rose to get blackspot. We had to look up what bs was, in fact, because when it is 106 with -7% humidity bs just doesn't happen, well, with Redgold (and Jadis) it Redgold is a parent of this one is beyond me..............the un-recorded seedling is something I would like to know.........Perfecta seems to be involved it has purple wood, that is open for discussion re: unk seedling parent..............
Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 MAR 16 by Michael Garhart
I completely agree with you. The other two faded in time. One to massive mildew issues, and the other has poor vigor.

'Love' seems to be a consistent winner among novice gardeners. It does everything they want. It isn't huge. It stands out. It blooms a lot. It can be cut for the kitchen table. And the form, "looks like florists."

Love was bred from 'Redgold', which was among the first roses to breed for mildew resistance. A plague of for red roses before the 1980s. 'Love' was among the first reds to not be plagued by it. I am sure it can get blackspot, but nothing major that I have noticed.

The only thing I personally dislike about it is that the red can go pink with age. But it isn't a terrible thing.
Discussion id : 53-173
most recent 31 MAR 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 MAR 11 by Slugger15
Information on the "description" page for this rose indicates it cannot be shipped from Canada to U.S. customers, but I think that information is outdated. I ordered this from Palatine, in Canada, and it arrived at my house in Illinois yesterday.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 31 MAR 11 by HMF Admin
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