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drossb1986
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Initial post 7 days ago by drossb1986
To the point: Excellent rose and excellent rose for the heat of Texas. If you're one that loves to cut roses and bring them inside, it may not be for you. But opposite of most HT's, it blooms enough that if you leave the blooms on the bush, it shows up great still. Excellent all-arounder. Great roses like this don't come around that often.
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Initial post 7 days ago by drossb1986
I'm going to be honest: I found this at Home Depot was a body bag rose and couldn't resist. Everyone talked about it being so bad, so I had to see for myself. Frankly, I like this rose. Sure, it doesn't bloom a ton, but it's a stunner when it does. The color is much better than the comparable Love. It's not super vigorous, but it's no dud either. Call me crazy too, but it's so thorny, and they're so big, they're part of the charm. It's a bit enchanting for this monster-thorned rose to spit out a giant, gorgeous bloom. It will never be an all-star and never for someone wanting a giant bush throwing out bouquets at a time, but it's...special.
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Initial post 7 days ago by drossb1986
I planted Strike It Rich late in the season this year. Color is great, and is quite unique. That said, it was too hot for it to really perform after I got it in the ground. But, it kept trying to put up clusters of flowers, and the growth habit is tidy and tall. I'm anxious to see how this does next year. It reminds me of an 'improved' Caribbean which was already an outstanding, though hard to find, rose.
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Initial post 7 days ago by drossb1986
I really love the color and scent of Parade Day. She's less of a fan of the heat than most, but definitely not the worst. I have a soft spot for stripes and roses of weird colors, so I can't complain too much. It was also very healthy and I didn't have any issues with disease this season. We will see how she performs after a year in the ground.
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