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'Stephens' Big Purple' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 115-074
most recent 24 JAN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 JAN by davyjns
Always faithful and beautiful and vigorous. Zone 5 too. Strong but pleasant scent.
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Discussion id : 107-901
most recent 11 FEB 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 FEB 18 by davyjns
I don't understand the hardiness designations. Do they mean 7b without any winter protection for Big Purple (and others)? None of my roses have had a problem with northern winter except Mr. Lincoln and for some reason, the original "Knock Out" rose. Doesn't make sense to other people I see in their comments either.
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Discussion id : 93-270
most recent 8 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 JUN 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Survives SEVEN zone 5a winters as own-root (updated as of July 2018). Very hardy & drought- 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.

There's also a public rose park in Canada, zone 5a that grows Big Purple.
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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
www.paladineroses.com 2108 Four Mile Creek Road, R.R.#3 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada,L0S1J0
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