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'St Johns College' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 73-638
most recent 20 AUG 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 AUG 13 by Robert D.
Our first Gemini turned out to be so wonderful that we had to have a second one. The first is grafted, and our second is own root from either Heirloom Roses or Rogue Valley, both of whom are first rate vendors.
The own root is sprouting like crazy already, and the first Gemini, in a pot no less, is nearly five feet tall and three feet wide. Full, gorgeous and blooms like crazy! Wonderful rose, and no sign of disease so far. Highly recommended. We're in zone 9b, and the plants seem very happy!

Robert and Lon
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Discussion id : 67-643
most recent 17 OCT 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 OCT 12 by mtspace
When I grew it in NJ in my zone 6b garden it suffered mightily from blackspot. To its credit, it did not die in its first year like some other hybrid tea roses listed as "very disease resistant," but the canes in its second year were very thin and whiplike; and they did not reach knee height. Then the blackspot started again. So I shovel pruned it and planted some other perennial flowering plant.
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Discussion id : 63-575
most recent 15 APR 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 APR 12 by Jay-Jay
I cannot upload a reply to this comment. The form goes blank, when I push the continue button
I believe it's because I wanted to include 3 URL's. HMF accepts one URL per message, I found out.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 15 APR 12 by HMF Admin
A message loaded with multiple urls is usually spam. We have an enhancement planned to drop these restrictions for premium members as, to date, we're not aware of any spammers signing up to be premium members. Thanks for the reminder.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 15 APR 12 by Jay-Jay
Thanks for your reaction and the future possibillity to send more URL's in one message.
I noticed before sometimes the form went blank, but didn't make the link with too many URL's.
But today I found out, so I was able to give the info I wanted in several replies. One has to be inventive with the provided possibillities.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 15 APR 12 by HMF Admin
Thank you for your persistence and your MUCH appreciated support.
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Discussion id : 35-698
most recent 17 APR 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 APR 09 by gardentyme
I live in Metro-Detroit, I grow "Gemini" HT very well. I think the hardiness listed is dubious. My rose is even grafted and it continues to perform well.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 APR 09 by Cass
This is what HMF is looking for: actual experience. Again, the question is whether you winter protect. Is Detroit Zone 5 or Zone 6?
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 17 APR 09 by Unregistered Guest
Hi
Yes, with a rose cone with the top cut off of it. It is near my Lagerfeld. Same scenario, though. It is 5-6' from a north facing wall. Often canes sticking out from the rose cone are still alive.

As to the zone question: TECHNICALLY my area is zone 5. I'm close to the Detroit river, and the closer you are to the city, the more zone 6 you are... but I can't grow zone 6 crape myrtle even in a rose cone, so I'm guessing zone 5b. Most hybrid teas survive with a little help around here, that is, if they are grafted ones.
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