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'Ballerina' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 52-293
most recent 6 APR 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 15 FEB 11 by evan500
I've had a Ballerina for a couple of years. I live outside of New York City — we have hot, humid, fairly rainy summers. I definitely have blackspot problems with this rose. My garden has always basically been green (no synthetic chemicals). I have seen beautiful specimens of this rose, but I'm going to replaced mine with something with better disease resistance for my area.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 16 FEB 11 by Palustris
It works best as a landscape shrub mixed in with perennials and other woody plants. When it blooms it looks beautiful, when out of bloom it just blends in with the other plants and any naked stems don't show.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 16 FEB 11 by evan500
That's a nice suggestion. I'm not sure I have a good spot like that where I could move it to, but I'll keep it in mind.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 6 APR 12 by Chris
must be the city.
it's as happy as can be up here in northeast ct.
no spray.
open green, fully bushy.
always blooming.
what more?
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Discussion id : 41-129
most recent 13 DEC 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 13 DEC 09 by Jeff Britt
In California, Ballerina grows very robustly on its own roots. I can't imagine how it would grow grafted on a vigorous rootstock -- too big, I suspect. I agree with Cass about blackspot -- here it only gets a bit very late in the season when the rains set in. I have had problems with mites on the foliage, though. It's the only rose I've grown that had an attack of mites. A little ivory soap and it shrugged them off and kept on blooming.
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Discussion id : 35-889
most recent 24 APR 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 APR 09 by Chris
I was concerned about winter hardiness. No more. It did the best of all my roses except the Canadian Explorers and rugosas.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 APR 09 by Cass
Zone 6?
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Discussion id : 33-206
most recent 16 JAN 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 JAN 09 by DavidM
How thorny is Ballerina. I have a plant here that I am trying to ID and, because it is young and been in the ground only 1 year, I can't decide whether it's Ballerina or a deep pink and white centered version of multiflora. Mine is thornless and cutting grown. It's not throwing lots of suckers (yet) and has fringed stipules. I'm keen to try and ID it though as I would like to use it to breed from.
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