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'Geoff Hamilton' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 110-825
most recent 5 days ago SHOW ALL
Initial post 9 days ago by Nola Z5
Just informational David Austin's website lists Geoff Hamilton rose as zone 5-9. It would be nice if the zone and/or state was listed by the members name for quick reference when sifting through the comments to find comparable zones to your own, just a suggestion. Thank you for your excellent job on this site. :)
Reply #1 of 3 posted 9 days ago by Patricia Routley
Zone 5b added.
That is an excellent suggestion Nola Z5. Many members do what you have done and added their zone to their name. I would do it but I have this mental block to whatever my zone is. My garden never gets below 7 degrees centigrade in winter. Does that make me a zone 11?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 9 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
That's so true Nola, when someone writes a review saying that a particular rose grows very well or very poorly but the only indication to where they live is "United States". It is not really any help at all.
Like Patricia this zoning is not particularly accurate where I live, technically I am about zone 7 but if I tried to grow roses from that zone they would not thrive because I have such cool summers.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 5 days ago by Nola Z5
I'm sorry, it is very difficult to compare due to so many different climate variables. I would guess trial and error of what roses survive in your garden and those in nearby botanical gardens would be an indicator of what "zone" will work for you. Maybe zone, state and country (and the equivalent in other countries), would be helpful by the members name. So then if I noticed that say Patricia's experiences in zone 11, Brisbane, Australia with certain roses were similar to mine in zone 5, Wisconsin, US, I could glean the comments and look for anything she might post. Or if there were an option to follow her comments, to open doors to new roses that might work in my garden. Of course these are just suggestions. This site is so useful and it is great to be able to hear of members experiences in other parts of the world and our shared passion for roses!
Discussion id : 78-666
most recent 21 JUL 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 1 JUN 14 by Jay-Jay
This rose is susceptible to Blackspot on older leaves. I noticed that today in another garden.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 20 JUL 16 by Michael Garhart
Smells like baby powder, lol. I was smelling mine today while watering, and it struck me as odd that I didn't notice that before.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 21 JUL 16 by Jay-Jay
Which kind of baby-powder? The one used on Your hiney as a baby, or a contemporary-one.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 JUL 16 by Michael Garhart
I uhm... don't know the difference, to be honest :D "The white kind?"
Discussion id : 78-358
most recent 19 MAY 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 MAY 14 by Michael 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.
Discussion id : 48-368
most recent 29 AUG 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 SEP 10 by kona
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.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 27 AUG 12 by TammyY
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.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 27 AUG 12 by HMF Admin
Great insight to share with the HMF community - thank you for making the time to contribute.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 28 AUG 12 by Nastarana
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.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 28 AUG 12 by TammyY
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.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 29 AUG 12 by Nastarana
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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