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most recent 3 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by HelpMeFind.com/Roses
Flower color & size do best in milder temps (courtesy Weeks Roses).
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 18 JUN 06 by cajunangi
I bought this rose and Im from South Louisiana...I spray every week for blackspot and havent had to to much problems on my other roses.  Im waiting on it to come in now...any suggestions...cajunangi@yahoo.com
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 JUN 09 by Toronto_Stan
Babs is not as disease prone as I had initially read about. I sprayed her earlier than the others last year as a preventative measure and she never had black spot or mildew. Just don't let the fungus establish in the first place.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 3 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I wish I had seen HMF's comment earlier !! Put Barbra in a pot in full-sun at 90+ hot temp, and leaves got scorched in just a few days .. so I moved the pot to a few hours of morning sun, and it pumped out leaves & buds. It refused to bloom until I gave it lots of SOLUBLE fertilizer, and leaves got glossier with alkaline pea- gravel. Glossy foliage needs alkaline minerals & constant moisture & partial shade.
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most recent 23 JUN 11 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 9 MAY 09 by Toronto_Stan
Very few Austins have unfading coloured blooms and this is one of them. The colour is very modern, like a mix of minneola orange peel and cinnamon.

Very easy from cuttings and a grafted plant easily roots to become a own root plant if planted deeply. Not hardy though, dies back to the snowline or top of protection in Z6 winters.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 JUN 11 by AndreaGeorgia
While the colour is modern, it's also extremely unusual - outstanding in the best sense - in its deep burnt orange hue that is strong and yet not garish at all. The perfume matches it, as it is not only very powerful and deliciously fruity, but also unusual - not so much orange as banana!

The only drawback of this beautiful rose is that (mine at least) is a bit slow to rebloom. But what a showstopper when it's in full flower!
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most recent 16 NOV 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
Haunting fragrance and unusual color blend make Spiced Coffee one of the nine roses that I can fit into my Bay Area, California garden. Color fades and bud form blouses more rapidly that I like, and my original rootstock plant is still spindly after three years, but I have never regretted the trouble and expense of obtaining and maintaing this rose.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 NOV 09 by Toronto_Stan
This is my first year with this rose and though the flowers can be hauntingly beautiful, the bush leaves much to be desired. The foliage defoliates so quickly that I only have leaves on the most current growth extension and not any below.

Still I have decided to move it to a bed with better air and sun to see if the bush improves next year.

I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Also the flowers are yellow buff in the summer and brownish pink with scarcely a tinge of yellow in the cold of the fall.
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most recent 1 JUL 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 26 MAR 08 by Lily-Rose
where can I buy this Sterling Silver rose?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 27 MAR 08 by HMF Admin
See the BUY FROM tab.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 22 MAY 09 by Toronto_Stan
To those in Toronto, Loblaws and Supercenter suppermarket are selling Sterling silver in 3 gallon pots for $14.99 in bud, some already showing colour. Get them while you can! Got one just this afternoon and will probably get another if I find one in good shape.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 1 JUL 09 by purplefdu
The Home Depot is currently carrying this rose in a 2 gallon size for 17.99 (or less on sale/markdown) from Clinton growers. I picked up two today already in bud. Mine were hiding toward the middle of the table with Tropicana and Fragrant Clouds blooming and hiding them.
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