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'Betty Boop ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 42-353
most recent 8 FEB 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 FEB 10 by Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
Betty Boop is carefree for me also. And one that I recommend in my area for someone who wants a carefree rose with lots of color. And I love the shape of the bush that it grows to, nice and rounded. The only negative is I do not smell a strong fruity fragrance as listed. It is pleasant odor, but not one I would remember.
Discussion id : 40-491
most recent 30 NOV 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 15 NOV 09 by Jeff Stover
I planted Betty Boop in May 2009. I was pretty disappointed as it was eaten alive with black spot. It recovered by the end of summer but I needed to constantly treat for BS. I thought the location might be bad due to some shade in the afternoon, but other varieties around BB did just fine. I'll give it one more year here in the NorthWest USA. If there is no improvement I'll remove it.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 30 NOV 09 by CarolynB
I'm surprised to hear that. I've hardly ever seen a trace of disease on my Betty Boop (with no routine spraying), and never blackspot. Mine does get just a touch of rust disease on the rare occasion, but seems to shrug it off with minimal help from me.
Discussion id : 35-892
most recent 24 APR 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 APR 09 by Jeff Britt
I don't have BB planted in my garden, but I have recommended it many, many times to others and have planted more than a few for friends. BB is one tough cookie. She can seem to take just about any abuse you can throw at her and keep on blooming and looking great. The plant is well behaved yet vigorous, the foliage clean and shiny and the flowers are perky and brightly colored. You can whack her back any way you like and she bounces back and flowers like mad. I have seen here prospering in some situations where other roses fail. Highly recommended variety as a fool-proof performer.
Discussion id : 35-071
most recent 31 MAR 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 MAR 09 by Wendy Thomson
Hi there,
I am the editorial coordinator at GardenWise magazine, based near Vancouver, BC. We are supporting the World Rose Convention in Vancouver this June, and as such, I have been busily interviewing Rose experts. Several of them have directed me to your site. I thought it would make a good news snippet in our front of book section. I was thinking of talking about the lineage service, but just wanted to clarify a couple of things as I am definitely not an expert myself.
Would it be possible to print a portion of one of the rose family trees as an example? And could you tell me a little more about how they are used and how to read one? And if you don't mind me asking - where are you based?
We often get questions about where to find plants and usually can't answer them, so it will be good to have a site to direct readers to.
Thanks for your help,
Wendy Thomson
GardenWise magazine
Reply #1 of 3 posted 27 MAR 09 by HMF Admin
Hi Wendy,

Sorry for the delay in responding; this question is a little out of place in the 'Betty Boop' comments section.

The plant lineage pages allow interested parties to trace a plant's parentage or see which plants have descended from it. The parentage tree feature is rather unique in that it is completely dynamic so that any lineage corrections or additions to our database are immediately reflected. As expected, this page is particularly popular with breeders and hybridizers.

We're US based not that makes much difference on the internet. We're proud to have members from all over the world.

Please feel free to contact our support department directly if we can be of further assistance in any way.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 31 MAR 09 by Wendy Thomson
I'm afraid i don't see any contact details for the support department.

Reply #3 of 3 posted 31 MAR 09 by HMF Admin
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