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Michael Garhart
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Initial post 2 days ago by Michael Garhart
I wonder if it was Burgund and not Burgundy, as a parent.
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Initial post 18 JAN 12 by goncmg
I echo what I read from the most recent posts. Terribly disappointing unless rose foliage rings your bell. The plant is strong! The leaves are beautiful! But it NEVER blooms! And when it does the bloom may be perfectly formed but it is always too small for the bush/stem/leaves. Many long as in 6 feet + basals thrown in 6a that end up being blind. Gave mine to a friend who planted it in her yard and killed it. As I planned.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 17 APR 14 by Bruce Treloar
Probably it likes a warmer climate. I have ten in 8" pots which have survived a six months drought with very little watering. At the moment I have one with three medium sized blooms of good form on a tidy bush. There is some Blackspot because it's rained nearly every day for the past six weeks. I bought in some budwood as it has been given a good health rating. It is possibly not very palatable for the raiding Kangaroo's ate just about everything during the drought but left Lynn alone.
I do like Lynn's rendition of "Rose Garden"
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 5 days ago by Michael Garhart
This is a rose that is superior as an own root than grafted. Better branching, better matched vigor for the class.

100% would not recommend it grafted. TOO TALL and TOO RIGID. Like an 8' tower.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 5 days ago by Bruce Treloar
Michael, thanks for your advice but must mention we have a curl grub problem as well as the .Kangaroo's.
That means the top is eaten off sometimes and the curl grubs eat the roots in Summer. I have been trialing putting everything grafted on Multiflora and this year hopefully testing Fortuniana to combat the grubs. Curl grubs like semi dry soil like potting mix and our light open soil. To help eradicate them I dam up the rose plant approximately 12inches (300mm) out from the crown and fill it with water 4 or 5 times a day for 3 days. Then use a tiller to scratch the soil to a depth of about 3 to 4 inches (75 to 100mm). The grubs will have nearly surfaced and not uncommon to see the wild birds having a feast of grubs.Potted roses are immersed pot and all in a large bath and left for 3 days, then they can be found very close to the surface.

I don't use sprays or any chemicals at all, just let the cream of the crop float to the top and cull the duds.
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Initial post 17 MAR 07 by Mike Gleason's Rose Gardens
Found this at a florist shop. Rooted very easily. Have not yet determined its garden-worthiness. Will be potted up in spring 2007 and tested.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 13 MAR 10 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Well, Mike -- how did it do? It's available here in florist shops now. Almost purchased it today.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 15 MAR 10 by Mike Gleason's Rose Gardens
Hi Kathy,

I would guess it would do much better for you than it did for me. It just could not handle the winters no matter how much I protected it. I finally gave up and tossed it last spring.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 7 days ago by Michael Garhart
I was wondering if it was bred out of Leonidas. It apparently has a sport that blended, which immediately made me consider the Peace line, which Leonidas is directly from. Maybe that's why its weak (Leonidas is in most climates).
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Initial post 7 days ago by Michael Garhart
Wondering if this is 'Exotica', a similarly named rose.
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