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'Earth Song' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 61-079
most recent 27 JAN 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 17 JAN 12 by goncmg
If I were to be in charge of buying a few roses for someone who does not have a green thumb and/or has never grown roses, EARTH SONG would be at the top of the list. Just like everyone has posted here, the plant just grows with enthusiasm and blooms like mad. The color is pretty common but up against Electron or Miss All American Beauty or Peter Frankenfeld or Cynthia or Tribute or so many others, for the novice this is just tops. Took winter 88-89 and 92-93 in Columbus (temps reached nearly -20 with not much snow cover) with only 1/2 way die-back. To boot, the plant was standing alone in an underplanted border and subject to hideous winds. Finally moved it to the "real rose garden" when it became clear that (1) it earned its spot and (2) originally marketed as a shrub it is really a GR........close to 40 years old and just chugging along, still rated I think 8.0, nobody ever talks about it and you don't see it offered that many places.....totally under-appreciated/under-marketed............
Reply #1 of 7 posted 10 SEP 18 by Michael Garhart
That's what I did, except I sent them Barn Dance. They have it a decade later.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 27 JAN 19 by goncmg
I just wish it had more personality. All Buck roses lack personality to me. Earth Song is so GOOD. Just so solidly GOOD. But a stand out in absolutely no other way than just being so GOOD. Pink Peace is similarly generic to me but has fragrance in its corner.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 27 JAN 19 by Michael Garhart
A few have personality.

Honeysweet, Maytime, and Prairie Lass probably have the most.

Some of the orange stippled bloom ones do, but the plants are not that great.

I think Prairie Lass is pretty dang great. Honeysweet is great, but can get a little BS. Maytime is great, but only for those that like singles.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 27 JAN 19 by goncmg
Don't care for the stippled or the single and never heard of Honeysweet until now and looked it up. I could get on board with Honeysweet. Probably just because of its father.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 27 JAN 19 by Michael Garhart
I forgot to add Prairie Sunrise.

Huge blooms. Scented. Nice color. Decent health. Leaves and stems are huge, but plant is only a 4 footer. Honestly should be an HT.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 27 JAN 19 by goncmg
I admit I cringe when I see SH as a class. I once grew Music Maker and it was kind of good. It was like a fat FL or a short HT. I could not get my mind off of SH. I hate that classification. They are roses. They ALL are SHRUBS. …...Vienna Charm. As a DAD for Honeysweet. I love it.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 27 JAN 19 by Michael Garhart
He was ahead of his time.
Discussion id : 104-007
most recent 4 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 AUG 17 by Sambolingo
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Discussion id : 88-705
most recent 14 OCT 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 OCT 15 by jim1961
Hi all,

I'm trying a (own-root) Earthsong rose here in our no spray Central Pa garden this year. So far this
rose has done very well in it's first season. No BS or PM... I'll report back at the end of next year...
Discussion id : 27-893
most recent 9 SEP 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 JUN 08 by Flora Linnea
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 JUN 08 by Cass
Hi, I cannot find Earth Song or "Glendora" listed on your website. Can you direct me to any web page where they are listed? Thanks!
Reply #2 of 2 posted 9 SEP 08 by anonymous-184279
Earth song can be found at ASHDOWN ROSES .
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