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'Veterans' Honor®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 79-539
most recent 19 OCT 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 19 JUL 14 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
A friend gave me blooms of Veteran's Honor to compare the scent with Oklahoma. Both last long in the vase, but I prefer Veteran's Honor scent over Oklahoma. Veteran's Honor has a cherry/raspberry scent, very refreshing, but Oklahoma has a strong lychee scent, like Double Delight on steroids, too fruity for my personal liking. I would rate Veteran's Honor scent as strong and long-lasting as Oklahoma in alkaline clay, where the fruity-scents are intense.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 19 JUL 14 by HMF Admin
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 19 OCT 16 by jeffbee
some rate the fragrance of VH as none to mild.... That seems to contradict with your comments, could you tell me is the scent of VH strong enough? thank you.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 19 OCT 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I grow VH as own-root in a slightly acidic potting soil (with pH 5 rain-water) - slight scent on the bush, but the scent becomes stronger (cherry) in a vase with alkaline tap-water (pH 9). I put into my alkaline clay recently, will report the scent when it blooms next year.

After sniffing my VH as own-root, I don't think VH scent is strong enough on the bush. My friend with a strong scent on VH: her Munstead Wood's scent is many times stronger than my Munstead Wood (own-root). My friend's VH is grafted on Dr. Huey in alkaline clay, plus she fertilizes with chicken-manure and fish-emulsion .. those factors can make the scent stronger.
Also 1st year roses don't have much scent, but the scent becomes stronger in 2nd and 3rd year. I was very disappointed with the light scents on Christopher Marlowe & W.S. 2000 & Tchaikovsky as own-roots in their 1st year. But in the 2nd and 3rd year .. all those scents went from light to strong.
Discussion id : 60-499
most recent 25 JAN 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 1 JAN 12 by KRob
Available from - Roses Unlimited
Reply #1 of 3 posted 1 JAN 12 by Landperson
Three strikes and I am out.
I didn't find any of the three roses on the website that you referenced.

Perhaps you can let me/us know how you found them.
Thank you.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 5 JAN 14 by timdufelmeier
Mail order J&P on own root or bare root, available now.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 25 JAN 14 by KRob
For Veteran's Honor
Click on Jackson & Perkins on the top of their home page. They are listed alphabetically.
What were the other 2 I referenced?
If it was Golden Gate and Winter Sun
Click on Kordes on the top of their home page.
Discussion id : 69-104
most recent 30 DEC 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 DEC 12 by davidmrqtt
You have to "take care of" this one a bit more than some roses... but the rewards in super excellent color/form are worth it! It even has a mild scent.
Discussion id : 52-207
most recent 10 AUG 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 12 FEB 11 by monica
I have had Veterans Honor growing in my garden for 3years now, this rose is one of the first i planted in my garden of 88. I purchased this as a J&P rose from Lowels. We have had our problems, i must say, i luv the color and form and scent of the veteran but, iam concern with its growing habit, my rose only grows on new wood, for the first 2years i just let it grow, it only gave up a few blooms,then just stopped blooming. Last season, it was prunned and it gave up many blooms, later in the season again, it stopped blooming until i prunned it again. So for this reason this growing season 2011, i have ordered a replacement rose (Black Magic) an i will be shoveling the Veteran this march,(with a heavy heart). I wanted to get a new one and try it again but iam just to afraid the same thing will happen. With limited space in my garden i must choose wisely. Has anyone else had this problem with the Veterans Honor?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 AUG 12 by Linda S. Boland
I have 4 Veteran's Honors. They are almost always in bloom. They will blackspot if I don't keep them sprayed. Mine came from Jim Mills at K & M Nursery in Buckatunna, Mississippi and are on Fortuniana root stock.
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