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'Geoff Hamilton' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 78-666
most recent 1 JUN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 JUN byJay-Jay
This rose is susceptible to Blackspot on older leaves. I noticed that today in another garden.
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Discussion id : 78-358
most recent 19 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 MAY byMichael Garhart
This rose has always been fine with me. It grows like a floribunda here, and always looks good. I dont spray, either. It is better than Heritage for me, since it isnt whispy and full of mildew.
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Discussion id : 48-368
most recent 29 AUG 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 22 SEP 10 bykona
I have 2 of these roses own root-one full sun, one 1/2 day sun. Here in Coastal Ga Z8B this rose does nothing but put out a couple 6-8ft+ canes with only an occasional flower at the very tips (when it's cooler). It would be much larger on rootstock. Poor heat and humidity tolorance. Blackspot is a big issue if not sprayed regularly, which I don't. 1/2 of the bush is naked knees and the other not well foliated. My Austins are healthy monsters here...quite disease resistant little-to-no-spray, but not this one for me. I am replacing them.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 27 AUG 12 byTammyY
Same issues here in East TN mountains. Always defoliates immediatly after producing leaves and doesn't bloom well. Mine is also ownroot and extremely slow grower.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 27 AUG 12 byHMF Admin
Great insight to share with the HMF community - thank you for making the time to contribute.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 28 AUG 12 byNastarana
In California, Central Valley it did not bloom at all, or rather, one or two flowers showed up just in time for the annual rose chafer infestation.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 28 AUG 12 byTammyY
Maybe its meant to only grow in England or in similar climates :( Such a shame that we all have had bad luck. It looks like the blooms are beautiful, given the right conditions.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 29 AUG 12 byNastarana
I am sure I wouldn't know. I never saw one. The chafer beetles devoured them before they even opened. Some roses went on to bloom again after the once annual beetle infestation. Some withheld bloom until after the infestation. Not Geoff.
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Discussion id : 33-868
most recent 14 FEB 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 13 FEB 09 bywnddyer
I just wanted to tell of my experience with Geoff Hamilton. I bought it at Lowe's near the end of June about 3 years ago. They had some plants that were marked more than half price because they were practically dead. Geoff looked pretty bad, but I saw a picture of what it was supposed to look like and had to buy it.

Geoff Hamilton has been one of my best roses so far. The rose recovered beautifully and was blooming by the end of July. The only problem I have in zone 7 is blackspot, and as long as I spray, it's not a problem, but the other problem is the thrips love the light pink blooms. Still, the rose is breathtaking and one of my favorites, and the scent is a beautiful light scent. It blooms its head off from spring to frost.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 FEB 09 byHMF Admin
Thanks for sharing your experience.
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