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'Golden Showers' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 60-577
most recent 4 JAN 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 JAN 12 by Drasaid
I got this at a grocery store as a dormant plant; as an OLD dormant plant with pale etiolated growth coming up desperately. I planted it at a corner; it lived. On the way to the park, it gets Golden Showers every day from passing dogs; it loves that nitrogen. I do water it and give it banana peels underneath its rock now and then. It does NOT die when everything else does-hooray!
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Discussion id : 34-308
most recent 27 FEB 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 FEB 09 by Blue Zinnia
I love the color of this rose after it opens. The really luscious creamy primrose combined with the garnet-colored stamens and the reddish hue of new growth
make it a sight to see, and the catalogs that retouch the photos to make it look screaming lemonpeel yellow are missing a good bet.
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Discussion id : 29-348
most recent 26 JUL 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 JUL 08 by Robert L.
I have a Golden Showers and it really did not come impress me until it was three years old. I had bought it as a beginner at Home Depot and first planted it in front of a lemon tree. After a year, I moved it to its present location, between a plum tree and a fence, where my neighbor's trees are just growing out of control. I have to continually prune the branches that hang over into my property.

It is purely by luck that I picked this shade tolerant rose for this location. It continually blooms and is now closing in on 8 feet tall by 6 wide. I has grown into the branches of the plum tree, poking out flowers in between the plums. The first flush of the season is always the largest, because of the more plentiful light, before the leaves on my plum tree and my neighbor's trees appear.

Even though the blooms open more quickly than some other roses, there are always buds ready to begin a new show. The buds are very striking, bright red tips contrasting with the yellow of the rest of the bud. As the blooms open, the red fades to pink and almost disappears as the blooms age. This shrub is never without flowers, which is remarkable because of its difficult location. During the summer, I would say it rarely gets more than three hours of direct light. The rest of the time, it gets dappled light and never over the entire plant. Despite all this, the plant has beautiful foliage and remains disease free. I am looking for another one to train as a climber in my front yard.
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Discussion id : 14-872
most recent 6 NOV 06 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 NOV 06 by Unregistered Guest
On the Calif. Coast in Half Moon Bay & Pacifica GOLDEN SHOWERs does very well despite the numerous foggy days! The tallest one so far was about 6 ft. It is fuller than most climbers, while baring its roses on long breezy stems. The effect if very nice with a 'cottage' feeling.
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