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'Sophia Renaissance' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 133-667
most recent 8 JUL 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 JUL 22 by Michael Garhart
My wild guess is that its Ivory Grand x some yellow or apricot Austin type.
Discussion id : 69-939
most recent 7 FEB 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 FEB 13 by Cass
Now closer to maturity, Sophia Renaissance produces new canes that grow up to the 12 foot eaves of my house. The plant has shocking disease resistance in my garden. I never see foliage or cane disease.
Discussion id : 29-735
most recent 12 AUG 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 AUG 08 by Cass
In my Zone 8b garden, Sophia grows to 6.5 ft. in height after fairly firm pruning (down to about 30 inches). The flowering stems are easily 24 inches long, with bloom in small clusters of three blooms or singly. Growth habit is upright but well-clothed with lovely foliage. The plant has shown itself impervious to the common fungal disease here, which are rust and powdery mildew. Summer days are in the mid-90's ℉ but nights are cool, down to 50℉, and often foggy.
Discussion id : 5-012
most recent 9 JUN 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
Absolutely my wife's favorite of all my roses. The downside is that this particular rose is not winter hearty and may (will) require additional winter protection depending on your area. Certainly worth it if your willing to put that extra effort into helping it through the winter however.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 JUN 08 by Unregistered Guest
I have this rose growing in Michigan. This is it's 3rd year and it is full and blooming now (june). For winter, I mulch up around the base with the leaves I collect from my fall clean up. In spring, after frost, I remove the mulch and trim any dead off the rose. I have had good luck with it returning. This year it is full and blooming. I have noticed the the canes are not very strong and I lost two during a spring storm. My rose is not very tall, only about to my knees and I am short.
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