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'Heritage' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 5-414
most recent 10 SEP 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
Is this rose resistant to disease?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 21 JUL 04 by HHW
In the first years the Heritage rose in my garden in Vienna (Austria) was severely affected by blackspot. As it is fully established now and a rather high bush (5 to 6 feet), the rose copes better with this disease.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 SEP 07 by Camilla
In my garden this rose is disease resistent to black spot but when it comes to roserust it is as bad as Alba Maxsima. I have 3 Heritage plantet on different places in my garden an they are all the same.Full of rust. I like this rose, but in my garden it is a lot of truble.
Discussion id : 12-464
most recent 1 JUN 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 MAY 06 by Claire C
I am growing two own-root Heritages as climbers on either side of my front porch, using a pillar for each as support.  David Austin's catalog states that Heritage can be trained to climb, so instead of pruning the overly long canes, I have started to pillar them.  If the rose gets too 'bushy' and wide, I just cut off some of the shorter canes at the base.  Heritage canes are easy to train when they are young and flexible.  I chose the rose because of its Romantic old fashioned look, as I wanted a cottage-y feel.  Plus it is reputed to be thornless, and although it is relatively thorn-free, there ARE occasional thorns.  But it's a much safer rose than most to have proximate to pets and people.  I agree that the flowers shatter easily, but they ARE heartbreakingly beautiful, and plentifully borne on the bush.  Plus they are delightfully scented.  My Heritages are also very healthy with minimal spraying, and I live in St Louis, aka 'Blackspot Hell'!  Claire, Zone 5/6   
Discussion id : 6-914
most recent 17 SEP 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 SEP 04 by Unregistered Guest
As pretty as this rose bush is, the petals drop off too easily. That is the only reason I wouldn't grow it again.
Discussion id : 722
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
Heritage has proven to be hardy and robust here in zone 5. One of mine is on a protected East wall and grows over 7 feet tall each year. Both of my Heritage are in bloom continuously throughout the summer & fall.
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