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'Parade Day ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 111-614
most recent 20 JUN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 JUN by Michael Garhart
Some of mine had mauve tones in the light pink this week. Look kind of cool/eerie.

Definitely hates heat, like New Zealand does. Turned to crispy critters yesterday. It's on Year 2.5, so we'll see if it hates heat at full maturity when the roots are even more mature.
Discussion id : 110-544
most recent 5 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY by HC
This rose was available at a local nursery. It had an amazing citrus-y scent, it reminded me of that wonderful smell when you open a box of fruity cereal.
Discussion id : 109-229
most recent 12 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 MAR by Witchy
Available from - High Country Roses
Discussion id : 100-338
most recent 3 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 JUN 17 by Michael Garhart
This rose overwintered well through out 2 freeze storms (whereas others in this class perished, like Secret). It is about to open again, and I am noticing a pattern. It seems to dislike heat and become wilty. I am not sure if it is just super thirsty, if the roots need to grow more, or what. Otherwise, its super nice.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Michael: My experience with large & glossy foliage: Initially I thought they need more water, but they actually prefer alkaline ... if it's too much acidic rain, hard minerals get leached out, and leaves wilt easily. My Meilland "Sweet Promise 2007" has the most glossy foliage, and I constantly have to lime that to neutralize acidic rain. David Austin rose Evelyn also has large & glossy foliage, I put the outflow of my rain-barrel, dumping tons of rain on that one. Then it got up to 70 F, and it WILTED in partial shade !! So I topped that with ALKALINE pea gravel (pH 9) for minerals .. leaves became thicker, and no more wilting.

Same with Austin rose Wise Portia (prefer alkaline). I put the rain-barrel overflow on that one, it received tons of rain, then it also wilted in partial shade. So I gave it Azomite (alkaline-mineral-powder, pH 9) and it stopped wilting. Rain leaches out calcium (makes leaves thicker), and magnesium (makes leaves shiny). Roses with glossy foliage have a higher need for alkaline minerals. I tested dunking cut blooms in different combo with ACIDIC rain-water (pH 4.5 in Chicagoland): with dolomitic lime, with red-lava, with Azomite .. and the cut blooms in Azomite solution last longest in the vase. Azomite is a fine-powderm & easily absorbed by the stems. Sold cheap on Amazon, $10 for a large bag. After testing Azomite on many roses, I prefer that over lime, since Azomite has many trace elements, besides calcium & magnesium.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 JUN 17 by Michael Garhart
I live at the edge of the temperate rain forests, so its always acidic. I think that one this one gets a better root structure in place, it should be fine and able to reach more minerals. I will lime the area next winter. That soil is clay and mushroom compost amendment.
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