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Initial post 14 days ago by mamabotanica
Any idea how big this might get in zone 10? I've heard it can sprawl so I'm thinking of getting an obelisk for it and wonder if 7 ft would be tall enough? I found a bigger obelisk that is 7.8 ft and 21" diameter (and $60 more!). Any idea of whether I could get away with the smaller one (7 ft tall and 15.25 inch diameter).
Thanks,
Joan
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 days ago by Nastarana
'Sceptered Isle' grows up, out and would probably grow underground if it could. There will be stalks from the middle of the plant rowing straight up, 5'-8', and other branches from the outside edges growing along the ground an equal distance. Very thorny branches, don't plant this one in the middle of a lawn. I took mine out because I simply didn't have room for it, and I found the flowers a bit undistinguished.
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Initial post 14 days ago by mamabotanica
This beauty is in my zone 10 garden and is growing in it's first year with canes already 4 ft tall! Any idea if an 5 ft 9" diameter obelisk would be big enough or if I should get the 7 ft 15 inch diameter one?
Thanks,
Joan
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Initial post 10 JUN 11 by donna
I LOVE THIS ROSE! I bought it on a whim from Heirloom Roses, just to see what it was like-- as I could not fine much information on it. Absolutely lovely, sweet rose shape. But the fragrance was a surprise. It is unlike any I have ever smelled. Spicy, but so multilayered that it was like a bouquet of other flowers mixed in. Amazing. I have many roses, but none with this fragrance. It grows well, no signs of disease yet, and I always have my visitors smell the rose. I believe that this is a rose developed by Heirloom Roses for all of the qualities it posesses. If that is true, they have an excellent specimen here.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 SEP by mamabotanica
Any info on vase life?
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 24 SEP by Lavenderlace
Thanks so much for the review! I was curious about this one too. Do you mind me asking what kind of soil that you have and what zone that you are in? Thanks!
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Initial post 21 SEP by mamabotanica
Any advice for a zone 10 gardener? I have two one year old budded Wollerton bushes in the front and they are sending out long octopus arms. I wonder if I used a 7 ft trellis or obelisk if they would quickly overwhelm it or if it makes sense to tame them with something structural? Do I need one per rose or could I combine both of them on one structure? Or am I foolish in expecting that anything will tame a rose that wants to grow long tall canes that flop over neighboring plants?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 21 SEP by Andrew from Dolton
If you pegged these long shoots down would they flower all the way along their length?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 21 SEP by mamabotanica
That would be lovely! Hoping someone with experience will weigh in
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 SEP by Margaret Furness
Pegging down doesn't work well in my zone 9b climate (South Australia) unless you mulch very heavily underneath, because the grass/weeds keep growing all winter. We generally go for the espalier / training on a trellis option. I haven't tried an obelisk so can't comment on that.
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