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Discussion id : 19-765
most recent 23 JUN 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 JUN 07 by andrew
what is the life span or a rose bush? in general..
Reply #1 of 3 posted 20 JUN 07 by Jody
Hi Andrew. I am not sure what the average lifespan of a rose is, I think it depends on the class of rose. According to Guinness Book of Records, the world's oldest rose is in Tombstone AZ. It is a Lady Banksiae which is 122 years old and 8600 sq feet. I personally have a Rosa Wichuraiana which is over 30 years. Jody
Reply #2 of 3 posted 23 JUN 07 by Wendy C.
My father-in-law has a Peace and Mr. Lincoln which are nearly fifty years old. Given good growing conditions, and nothing terrible befalling them (severe cold, disease, etc) I think 10-20 years is not uncommon. I've got a couple which are 13 years old and going strong, and they've been moved all over creation as I've moved three times.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 23 JUN 07 by Cass
I've documented a rose that is about 100 years old, planted in the garden of a family home that remains in the same family. The plant is enormous, at least 15 feet wide and 12 feet tall, the variety we call 'Le VĂ©suve.'
Discussion id : 14-112
most recent 22 SEP 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 SEP 06 by Anonymous-797
i have a wedding day climbing rose bush thats will not flower. why is this? any tips? thanks  laura
Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 SEP 06 by Unregistered Guest

One thing that might help in knowing is that roses will ONLY bloom at their highest point.  Some climbers are so vigorus that they need to be tricked because each cane grows so straight and tall that is takes a lot MORE energy for the nutrients to reach the top.  Next season you might want to try (if you have a structure to attach to) weaving your rose canes from side to side (bending ever so slightly at about a 45 degree angle with each turn) up whatever structure you are climbing on, attaching loosely with twine or light fishing line.  By doing this the rose will want to produce a new sprout of leaves with a new cane (usually at each turn) which will then grow straight upward hence tricking the rose in creating more high points.  Providing that all the appropriate nutrients are given for said rose you should start seeing blooms next year.

In the spring I also pick a main cane that is largest and cut back at lease 1 1/2 - 2 feet from the ground.  This cut cane will produce a smaller cane allowing more energy to flow into the remaining canes and also allowing you to train the new small cane. 

Hope this helps,

William - Jackson & Perkins Customer Service

Discussion id : 1-971
most recent 14 JUL 03 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 MAY 03 by Lupita Ross
I would like to know why the leaves of my roses turn brown like they are dry but the roses are ok
Reply #1 of 2 posted 25 JUN 03 by Anonymous-1936
The roses aren't getting enough water. Give them just a touch more and the problem should go away.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 JUL 03 by Dominique Lehmann
If the plant loocks plenty of dust, dry,and not happy, look for spiders. At the back of leaves you can see the web and maybee the spider.Only one spray whith the apropiated product,and roses will live again.Sorry for my english, I speaks Spanish,but i was desperated when my roses had the same problem
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