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"Grandmother's Hat" rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 98-692
most recent 24 APR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 APR by Nastarana
"Grandmother's Hat is available spring 2017 from Annie's Annuals, retail and mail order in Richmond, CA
Discussion id : 70-013
most recent 26 MAR SHOW ALL
Initial post 11 FEB 13 by timdufelmeier
THE best HP in Los Angeles. It even reblooms if you don't dead head it and in the winter. It has long cutting stems with few thorns, quite unlike most HPs . I found in on 8th Street near McArthur Park in the oldest part of the city. It formed a nine foot tall hedge that was 10 ft wide growing in a neglected patch inside a gravel parking lot/yard in front of a decrepit old Victorian house that has been split into 15 units. It smells just like Jadis (Fragrant Memory.) Does not sucker much but roots easily. Beautiful self supporting giant canes with huge leaves. I believe that Kim was calling it Mrs Sharmon Crawford at that time (1991) I brought a slip to the Huntington for him to identify. Reblooms better than any HP or tea that I know of.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 MAR by Jeri Jennings
Tim -- The original discovery of this rose was made in Altadena, CA, but I did not know that "Grandmother's Hat" had been found in Los Angeles!

I have often speculated that the old homes in that area might yield some interesting discoveries, and I'm interested to know that they have.
Discussion id : 87-431
most recent 20 AUG 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 AUG 15 by Salix
Very sticky, fragrant foliage.
Discussion id : 78-033
most recent 5 MAY 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY 14 by twinkletoad (zone 7B)
This is one tough plant. I had a tiny plant with one basal planted in a terrible spot with too much shade. I dug it up and moved it twice, it looked like it would die for a few weeks but I continued to give it water soluble fertilizer. I checked it yesterday and it looked much healthier and even had a bloom and new growth.
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