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'Fragrant Plum' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 110-371
most recent 29 APR 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 APR 18 by Nola Z5a WI
Heirloom Roses lists Fragrant Plum as zone 5 (-20° to -10°). Does anyone know the diameter of the bloom and also width of the bush? Thank you.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 APR 18 by Patricia Routley
Thanks. Zone changed from 7b to 5b.
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Discussion id : 105-086
most recent 27 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 AUG 17 by Lavenderlace
Very nice fragrance and vigorous, though in my warm climate, the color is magenta, rarely mauve.
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Reply #1 of 7 posted 26 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
ARRGH !! Your review came too late. I should had bought this instead of THORNY POLKA climber (received recently). I don't know much about Fragrant Plum's vigor as own-root, or what type of soil is best. Wonder why Fragrant Plum has a stingy reputation?? I'm disappointed with own root Barbara Streisand being the biggest water-hog ever, and the color is grayish purple (depressive). Magenta is a nice cheerful color !!
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Reply #2 of 7 posted 27 AUG 17 by Lavenderlace
Mine is still in a pot because I wasn't sure on the color. It has a darker edging which is pretty and is good in the vase. I don't use potting soil to see if it will like my sandy soil and so far, so good. But it might like your moister clay as I didn't start getting the constant blooms until I really upped the water (daily). That could be because of immaturity though.
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Reply #3 of 7 posted 27 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you. I wish more people write feed-back like yours in HMF, it makes choosing and growing OWN-ROOT roses so much easier.
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Reply #4 of 7 posted 27 AUG 17 by Lavenderlace
Sorry I didn't write it sooner but frankly, I didn't have enough blooms or growth to write about until daily watering!
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Reply #5 of 7 posted 27 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
If I had known you sooner, I would not buy own-root Lagerfeld. Its floppiness & fading was right smack in front of my window, a real-eye-sore. Last week I moved Lagerfeld UP hill in loamy soil & only 4 hours of sun .. AND IT IMPROVED: canes are more upright due to faster water-uptake in loamy soil. I hope to get horse manure today to see if it helps Lagerfeld with darker blue.
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Reply #6 of 7 posted 27 AUG 17 by Lavenderlace
My Lagerfeld blooms were unattractive in high heat until very recently. We just had a "cold" front because of the hurricane with lots of rain and Lagerfeld is much darker in the cooler temperatures. But still a smaller bloom than spring. Own-root sandy soil, planted and in pots, older and also new this year, all behaving the same.
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Reply #7 of 7 posted 27 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Yes, I notice the same, Lagerfeld in only 4 hours of sun has a "darker-fringe" in its bud in present cooler temp., compared to almost white in full sun.
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Discussion id : 77-691
most recent 23 APR 14 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 18 APR 14 by Dani33
I am looking for a (fragrant) purple rose in my zone 6 garden, and thought I had decided on Fragrant Plum, but now I'm thinking it may not survive our harsh winters. Anyone have this in zone 6? Is there something similar that I could get instead? Ty
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 18 APR 14 by Jay-Jay
Maybe Blackberry Nip?
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 18 APR 14 by Dani33
I will look into that one. Thanks for the suggestion :)
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 18 APR 14 by Jay-Jay
It performs well in zone 6 a/b and survived last harsh winters with flying colors... And scents wonderful!
Good luck with Your queest.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 23 APR 14 by Dani33
Awesome. Thank you!
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Discussion id : 72-625
most recent 27 JUN 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 JUN 13 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
I love this rose, but have lost it three times now to a late spring freeze after spring growth had long been in process. It survived a very cold winter this year (unprotected), so it's not all that cold sensitive. When I replace it, I'll definitely remember to spring protect.
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