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'Geoff Hamilton' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 120-037
most recent 31 JAN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 31 JAN by Emily White
I grew two Geoff Hamilton shrubs in my old home in California Zone 9b. It grew beautifully for me even through terrible drought. The form of the bloom was always perfect; like a painting by Redoute! By it's third year it had 20+ blooms on each plant in a large flush. I grew it in partial shade to protect from the scorching sun and 100+ temps all summer. It was a perfect light pink color and did fade a little to a softer pink in the unrelenting heat of August, which made it look like a sweet blush color that I adore. I always had the first bloom for my birthday in April from Geoff Hamilton. The fragrance was a light fruity scent reminiscent of apple. The plants were virtually thornless. The blooms all came from the tops of the canes. I did not spray often and some of my roses did get blackspot, but GH kept blooming and looked great anyway. The blackspot didn't spread too much on GH or seem to affect it much. An amazing reliable rose even in the worst drought it bloomed beautifully!

I bought a new Geoff Hamilton to grow in my new home in Illinois Zone 5b. I plan to peg this one and see if more blooms will grow from lateral canes. I love the form and color so this rose is a keeper for me. Hopefully it will thrive in this colder area. I will post an update after I have had it in this zone for awhile.

I highly recommend Geoff Hamilton Rose. It is one of my favorites!
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Discussion id : 110-825
most recent 22 MAY 18 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 18 MAY 18 by Nola Z5a WI
Just informational David Austin's website lists Geoff Hamilton rose as zone 5-9. It would be nice if the zone and/or state was listed by the members name for quick reference when sifting through the comments to find comparable zones to your own, just a suggestion. Thank you for your excellent job on this site. :)
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 18 MAY 18 by Patricia Routley
Zone 5b added.
That is an excellent suggestion Nola Z5. Many members do what you have done and added their zone to their name. I would do it but I have this mental block to whatever my zone is. My garden never gets below 7 degrees centigrade in winter. Does that make me a zone 11?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 18 MAY 18 by Andrew from Dolton
That's so true Nola, when someone writes a review saying that a particular rose grows very well or very poorly but the only indication to where they live is "United States". It is not really any help at all.
Like Patricia this zoning is not particularly accurate where I live, technically I am about zone 7 but if I tried to grow roses from that zone they would not thrive because I have such cool summers.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 22 MAY 18 by Nola Z5a WI
I'm sorry, it is very difficult to compare due to so many different climate variables. I would guess trial and error of what roses survive in your garden and those in nearby botanical gardens would be an indicator of what "zone" will work for you. Maybe zone, state and country (and the equivalent in other countries), would be helpful by the members name. So then if I noticed that say Patricia's experiences in zone 11, Brisbane, Australia with certain roses were similar to mine in zone 5, Wisconsin, US, I could glean the comments and look for anything she might post. Or if there were an option to follow her comments, to open doors to new roses that might work in my garden. Of course these are just suggestions. This site is so useful and it is great to be able to hear of members experiences in other parts of the world and our shared passion for roses!
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Discussion id : 78-666
most recent 21 JUL 16 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 1 JUN 14 by Jay-Jay
This rose is susceptible to Blackspot on older leaves. I noticed that today in another garden.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 20 JUL 16 by Michael Garhart
Smells like baby powder, lol. I was smelling mine today while watering, and it struck me as odd that I didn't notice that before.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 21 JUL 16 by Jay-Jay
Which kind of baby-powder? The one used on Your hiney as a baby, or a contemporary-one.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 21 JUL 16 by Michael Garhart
I uhm... don't know the difference, to be honest :D "The white kind?"
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Discussion id : 78-358
most recent 19 MAY 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 MAY 14 by Michael Garhart
This rose has always been fine with me. It grows like a floribunda here, and always looks good. I dont spray, either. It is better than Heritage for me, since it isnt whispy and full of mildew.
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