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Gabriela P
most recent 15 APR 06 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 18 JUN 04 by hakan
Hi Rose Lowers,
I have planted "Abraham Darby" for the first time. Actually that was the first time I planted a rose. My question is the canes are so weak that do not bear the roses. What is the best way to solve this problem.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 8 JUL 04 by Gabriela P
Hi Hakan, Yes, you are right this rose needs support, at least in the begining. i simply used a stick and tide some branches..... My rose is younger then 1 year so i don't know what's going to happen later on.. :) hopefully is going to be a great bush how doesn't need much support. :)
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 11 MAY 05 by Gabriela
almost 1 year later... Fort Myers, Florida, zone 10 a .... they say Austin roses and not good for Florida because they get black spots very easy. It is true, but they forget to mention how fast this roses are growing and how easy they come back. They love to grow and grow ... and bloom. With minumum care they are doing great, even in Florida. I have few english roses and they are all doing great. I'm very happy with them, Abraham D is one of the best.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 15 APR 06 by david*dahlia
I'm in Plant City, Florida 9 a/b and I second the will to live of this particular Austin rose (not enough experience with other Austins, yet).   My experience is to not let this rose be exposed to our hot afternoon sun... scorchies!  And in the height of summer, sometimes the buds will get roasted before they get a chance to open.
The worst thing about the rose is that the bugs love it as much as we do.  If you aren't willing to spray, it will get quite disgusting: about every bug that rose books say can be a problem will be a problem.  I had never seen japanese beetles or cane borers (disgusting!) until I had A.D. for about a year.  But Abe is undaunted and  looks as healthy as my Old Blush despite the attacks!
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most recent 27 MAY 05 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 12 JUL 04 by Gabriela P
July 2004, i have this rose for about 4 months... is doing great in Florida. Very heat resistant, and desease resistant, Blooming all the time. So far.. a great rose.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 24 MAY 05 by Unregistered Guest
This is one of my favorite roses here in North Carolina. It blooms, blooms, and blooms! It does seem to be the only one that I have that gets black spot though. Still worth having!
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 MAY 05 by Lyn G
Gabriela......

Thank you for posting your comment. I have updated the rose page to show that 'The Disneyland Rose' is heat tolerant and generally disease resistant, but can get black spot.

Smiles,

Lyn
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most recent 27 MAY 05 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 12 JUL 04 by Gabriela P
South - Central Florida: Heat resistant.. flowers are doing great in full sun, the petals don't get burn. And yes, Black spots are everywhere.... I'm trying very hard to help this rose.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 24 MAY 05 by Unregistered Guest
I love this small rose! Knock on wood...No black spot yet!
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 27 MAY 05 by Lyn G
Gabriela.......

Thank you for posting your comment. I have updated the rose page to show that 'Sunsprinkles' is heat tolerant.

Smiles,

Lyn
helpmefind.com
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RoseCalico
most recent 1 OCT 04 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 8 JUL 04 by Gabriela P
I live in Florida and not too many roses survive teh heat and humidity, Calico is doing great .. and blooming all the time. Beautiful colors
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 29 SEP 04 by April Fritz
How tall and wide would you say it is?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 30 SEP 04 by Unregistered Guest
I have this rose for about 1 year ... it is aproximately 4 feet now, but it's growing up to 5-6 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Did very well during the hurricanes and is one of the roses how is not infected with black spots ... so far. It seems to be very easy going.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 1 OCT 04 by Sunsprite Cottage - Alan Zelhart
Calico is a wonderful rose! I have pictures of mine at : http://www.gardenerscorner.com/Calico.html Thank god for friends, a friend of mine whom lives in Florida, mail this rose to me in a 5 gallon bucket, that was the only way I could get it. At the time it was not available from any mail-order company, and as far as I know that is still true. In our extreme desert heat, on fortuniana root stock, this rose is doing very well in my desert garden.
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