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'William Shakespeare 2000 ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 53-719
most recent 4 SEP SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 APR 11 by bungalow1056
My planting took a few years to take off but it has become a substantial shrub after 3 seasons. Our summers in NC are hot and humid so blackspot is sometimes an issue. WS 2000 just shrugs it off. With prevention, I've noticed a major decrease in any fungal issues. The listing describes a 4ft growth habit but mine has put out an 8ft cane that I cut back to 6ft with good results. Several new canes have shot up off the roots this spring. The fragrance on this guy is powerful and rich.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 SEP by DLEverette_NC_Zone7b
I know it's been a while since this post, but I'm in NC as well and wanted to purchase this rose. Does it still regularly put out the long octopus canes for you? I have a spot where that might be useful in my garden.
Discussion id : 121-340
most recent 6 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY by geozte
I have an own root WS2000. The flowers on one stem are pink, unlike the others.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 5 MAY by Patricia Routley
The grandmother, ‘Mary Rose’ went on to produce six sports. It looks like she is still exerting her influence. .
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 MAY by geozte
Thank you for the info.
So this is like it took the color from the grandmother (Mary Rose) and the number of petals from the mother (Dark Lady) :-)
Will this affect the plant? Can I propagate it?
Discussion id : 119-780
most recent 10 JAN 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 JAN 20 by jeffbee
it wins my heart.
It's not my favorite color, the deep purple red color.and it does not grow upright,so I had very low expectation on it.
but its bloom is so fragrant(old rose fragrance), and it's such a worker(do i use the correct word?) that it blooms continuously from august to late december.
one interesting phenomenon is that, when some flower buds of WC2000 first come out, it's short and round, and the undeveloped petals cannot even cover its flower core, which makes me mistake that the bud is a bad one and would not grow into a regular bloom. so i snipped alot of them.....but later i found out it's normal on WC2000, and the not-good-looking small buds can grow into good blooms.
Discussion id : 86-184
most recent 3 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 JUN 15 by pvaldes
Not very disease resistent for me, just fine. Always a little chlorotic, some mildew, a little blackspot... (not rust at all, this is true), but this rose is a real beauty.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 JUL 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
As updated this July 2018, W.S. 2000 survived EIGHT zone 5a winters as OWN-ROOT, and is among my top 10 roses (out of 110 own-root-varieties). It's healthy only after I made the soil loamy, and blooms well with tons of acidic rain. Flowers are best in partial shade & few hours of morning sun. Japanese beetles don't care for its tightly packed petals and its old rose scent.
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