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'Stephens' Big Purple' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 93-270
most recent 8 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 JUN 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Survived many zone 5a winters as own-root. Very hardy. Heat tolerant. Beautiful scent. Many petals which Japanese Beetles can't get inside .. JB devour the lesser petals like Knock-out. Biggest bloom ever that last long in the vase, very healthy in alkaline & heavy clay.

Hardiness should be changed to zone 5a. My own-root Big Purple is vigorous after six zone 5a winters. No winter protection except for a thin layer of leaves. There's a public rose park in Canada, zone 5a that grows Big Purple.
Discussion id : 89-747
most recent 12 DEC 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 DEC 15 by Unregistered Guest
Available from - Paladine Fruit and Roses 2108 Four Mile Creek Road, R.R.#3 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada,L0S1J0
Discussion id : 88-836
most recent 23 OCT 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 OCT 15 by gromit
Does anyone know how well this rose grows on the pacific north west? The flower looks amazing but I am a bit worried about the disease resistance. Thanks.
Discussion id : 77-751
most recent 22 APR 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 APR 14 by Dani33
Would this survive in zone 6b?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 APR 14 by Patricia Routley
The 1999 reference says Zones 5-10.
The 1992 reference says it does much better in the warmer north, than the cooler south, of New Zealand.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 22 APR 14 by Dani33
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