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'Sarah Van Fleet' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 65-123
most recent 27 APR 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 17 JUN 12 by paul_zone5ct
I feel this may be the best rugosa. Its flowers do not have the muddled centers typical of other double-flowered rugosas. They are peony-like. The spring bloom is traffic-stopping. Continues on and off all summer. I am trying the white sport of this rose - Mary Manners. I expect it will also be a stunner.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 APR 14 by Patricia Routley
I too think it might be among the top rugosas. Mine, on its own roots, was superb in the first few years. But eventually it looked just frightful with all its dead wood, so I ventured in to snake gully and pruned it. With no summer watering at all, it has never really regained its tall magnificence.
Discussion id : 49-675
most recent 14 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 NOV 10 by slvrbckg
I have been growing Sarah Van Fleet in my zone 5, Ithaca, NY, garden for 7 years. It is almost never without flowers from early June until a killing frost. My bushes of this rose are over 8 feet tall and at least as wide. Strongly fragrant and disease free, it is one of my favorite rugosas.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 14 NOV 10 by billy teabag
And here in hot dry Perth, the story is exactly the same, apart from the bit about frost. Beautiful, fragrant, healthy and very reliable.
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