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'Mint Julep' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 64-313
most recent 4 FEB SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 16 MAY 12 bygoncmg
Not off to a great start and I have rose annuals from the 80's that in the Proof say things like: "Everything that could be wrong IS wrong".................blackspot and mildew have hit 6a Columbus hard..........we had no winter, it has been odd so grading on a curve and being generous but Black Baccara, Fandango and THIS one are my horrors............Grey Pearl, Soleil d'Or, several teas, ALL are healthier.............cannot spray the mlldew away off this one............and I try, I try once a day and have for weeks and at best it is "not gaining".............the plant has shot out bloom buds from leaf nodes which is odd and disturbing..........

Update, 6/13: Mint Julep has proven to be quite vigorous here in 6a, readily sending basals and quickly growing from a small, own-root band to a full size plant in a year. Mildew, mentioned above, was finally eradicated and happily I can report that blackspot on this one is not a problem. It sure isn't a rose for everyone, though. Seems to prefer heat (last year was very hot, this year damp and mild) and the blooms are just "odd" as in they really never fully open---just get to the 1/2 way point then end up dryingn the plant at that stage. At moments it does look quirkily interesting, borderline pretty, but just an oddity that many people will not find attractive or worth the space.....
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 3 FEB byDianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
I hope that mine is as vigorous as yours seems to be. The dog dug it up and chewed off the top last fall, so it remains to be seen whether it will come back from the roots (I was able to replant almost immediately).
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 4 FEB bygoncmg
Dianne! I have 3. All really strong. If yours doesn't come back, bare root mail order bride is heading your way!
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 4 FEB byDianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Too sweet! I'll send you a list of roses I'm trying to find a home for. :-)
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Discussion id : 72-102
most recent 1 JUN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 JUN byBenaminh
Was available from Edmund's Roses earlier in 2013 bareroot season.
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Discussion id : 62-293
most recent 28 FEB 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 FEB 12 by Unregistered Guest
Available from - Sprint Hill
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Discussion id : 46-223
most recent 27 JUN 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 JUN 10 by Unregistered Guest
I purchased a mint julep rose bush in bare root form from Publisher's Clearing House this spring (April 2010). It has been doing quite well and just recently had the first bud bloom. Very stunning - soft pink in the center and light yellow-green on the outer petals. I don't see any other buds forming yet, but I am sure they will. So far,I have been more than pleased with this rose, which seems to have been given somewhat of a bad rap on the internet. Anyone looking to purchase this rose from PCH, don't hesitate if you have the right conditions to grow it, 6+ hours of sun, etc, just like any other hybrid rose bush.
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