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Discussion id : 67-784
most recent 3 SEP 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 OCT 12 by Anita silicon valley
I got mine a few months ago from Heirloom Roses and it has grown about two feet since then. I grow them up in a five gallon pot of rose soil. My first bloom was pink with a white reverse and fragrant but didn't last long in a vase. In cool wet Fall weather the bud doesn't open. The plant is healthy but I wish it would bloom more.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 SEP 19 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for the info. on vase life.
Discussion id : 110-871
most recent 4 JUN 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 MAY 18 by ksinGA
Amazing Grace can be beautiful in warm, dry weather. Packed with petals and fantastic fragrance. However, in rainy, humid conditions, the blooms won't open. Foliage is beautiful. The plant I have is grafted onto fortuniana rootstock.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 JUN 18 by Lavenderlace
Mine are own-root and still struggle to open in humid conditions. They are wonderful if the weather conditions are just right and are always blooming though. I'm thinking of moving them to full sun (over 100 F common) instead of where they are with a few hours of shade break in the afternoon before getting sun again. It seems a shame to potentially fry the blooms but rotting unopened ones are a problem too! If I have time, they can be teased open if I catch them in time.
Discussion id : 109-754
most recent 1 APR 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 APR 18 by Unregistered Guest
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Discussion id : 78-717
most recent 16 MAR 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 JUN 14 by timdufelmeier
Excellent smell, size and petal count already on a small own root potted plant (that is less than a year old) from Heirloom. Has tripled its size rapidly; listed as a HT and Shrub in the Heirloom catalog.
Have high hopes for this one.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 4 JUN 14 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I love this rose but in my climate without high culture, and on it's own roots, it lacked as much vigor as I'd like and didn't repeat as well as some. I think it might be better budded but I never tried it to be sure.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 4 JUN 14 by timdufelmeier
I was gone for the month of May, but I fed it (magum rose food) right before I left, with orders to water heavily. That 100 degree May heat wave + the food and WATER must have kicked in. Amazing G sent up 3 canes, 3x bigger than the original mail order plant. The few flowers on the little plant before I left were huge and VERY fragrant. Pretty unusual to get good fragrance (& size) on a runt own root one gallon.
I am hoping its shrub category emerges. And supposedly thornless!!!!!
Fredric Mistral own root is bustin out all over it's own root 2 gallon pot as well . Do u have it. I assert that the French Romaticas perform in LA better than the Austins or the English Legends: Peter Mayle, Yves Piaget, Marco Polo and Caruso are all work horses with better cutting stems. I hear great things about FMistral as well.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 4 JUN 14 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I've heard good things about 'Frederic Mistral'. All in all my luck with Romanticas has been mixed but then it's been mixed period.

My roses make do with a third of the water they used to get and it makes a huge difference.

I'm sorry to say 'Amazing Grace' had thorns for me. If you get a smooth one I'd love to hear about it.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 16 MAR 18 by Lavenderlace
All seven of mine definitely have thorns also.
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