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'Parade Day ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 113-074
most recent 14 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 SEP by drossb1986
I really love the color and scent of Parade Day. She's less of a fan of the heat than most, but definitely not the worst. I have a soft spot for stripes and roses of weird colors, so I can't complain too much. It was also very healthy and I didn't have any issues with disease this season. We will see how she performs after a year in the ground.
Discussion id : 112-758
most recent 27 AUG HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 AUG by BenT_TX
The color is light pink on rose pink, more subtle than most striped roses. Form , substance and fragrance were all very good. However, after itts first spring flush, this rose has sat like a inert green lump for 5 repeat bloom whatsoever, seems to not grow at all once the heat settles in. Hard to believe a new for 2018 rose originating from Weeks in hot Wasco CA could have such nonexistent summer performance. Meanwhile, I have First Prize, supposedly a 1970s exhibition diva, planted at the same time right next to it, and First Prize has produced an additional 3 spectacular flushes of bloom while Parade Day produced nothing. Go figure.
Discussion id : 111-614
most recent 31 JUL SHOW ALL
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.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 28 JUL by jmile
My Parade Day rose was doing great----until the weather turned hot. It's leaves crisped and turned brown and fell off the flowers crisped----It definatly does not like heat coupled with direct sun. I may try it in filtered sun. It may be that I can't grow it here where we get many days above 100 degrees.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 31 JUL by Michael Garhart
Mine got better by the summer flush. I think the root system needs to be very mature to compensate. I'm going to give it one more year, because it is improving every season.

It's otherwise a very nice rose, and the light pink take on silvery mauve tones in the spring flush.

Edit: Went to smell Parade Day yesterday, now that the blooms are not crispy -- no scent! So it went from amazing scent to none. I am guessing that once it adjust and grows out its roots, it can produce blooms that do no fry if the buds are developed in high heat (it was 94-100F for 2 weeks) by not producing fragrance oils. Maybe those oils require an abundance of air humidity to develop intense fragrance? Not sure.
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.
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