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'Bronze Star ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 117-919
most recent 7 AUG 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 AUG 19 by Jackie13
Beautiful color, delicious scent, I love this rose!
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Discussion id : 117-803
most recent 27 JUL 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 27 JUL 19 by Michael Garhart
The reverse is different than the face, which surprised me. The face is melon orange to apricot. The reverse is golden. Some peach tinting, but definitely more golden than the petal face. Also, the blooms are huge here. I was expecting some rinky dink rose, but it has mammoth sized blooms here in NW Oregon. I was also expecting absolutely garbage foliage like its parent, Just Joey, but its not. The foliage is shiny and thick, without mildew or other random crud. It will probably get some BS like most roses do, but the foliage is a lot better than I anticipated.

My major complaint is the haphazard architecture, which I think is what contributes to its low bloom count. The flushes are on time with the other roses, but there are fewer per plant than is usual. The immense bloom size also probably doesn't help, but I think it looks cool regardless.

Going to guess the unknown parent is Marmalade. The foliage struck me as familiar, which is when I remembered 'Bewitch', the parent of 'Marmalade', foliage as very similar.
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Discussion id : 116-327
most recent 23 APR 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 APR 19 by drossb1986
Early review of Bronze Star: I picked this up this January at Home Depot in a body bag. I put it in a pot to get it started. She was the first of the body bag roses I picked up at the same time to bloom...but she has barely put out any new growth for new blooms. Meanwhile, the other roses are getting close to their 2nd cycle of blooms. So, I can confirm that she's slower to bloom and a more sparse bloomer. That being said, Bronze Star is an interesting contrast to other roses available in the apricot-ish color range and it has a wonderful scent. I've also noticed that the blooms have a tendency to fold up a little at night and relax again in the day. Anyone else noticed this?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 APR 19 by Nastarana
You seem to have had a better choice in body bags than we in New York. About all I have seen so far this spring are 'Pink Peace', which usually isn't. 'Love' which is far too wimpy for our climate, even when grafted, and 'Mikado', which I might try if I can persuade myself that it really is the Suzuki rose of that name.
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Discussion id : 30-692
most recent 29 JAN 19 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 2 OCT 08 by Sarah's North Texas Garden
Gorgeous rose. This one has been one of my best performers; I bought it early this year at a local Home Depot. It blooms regularly, even in the heat of summer, and the blooms have been consistently gorgeous and huge. It doesn't seem to mind living in partial shade, either. My only complaint is that I wish it would produce a few more flowers! It's got four right now, and that's the most I've ever seen on it at one time. Maybe next year I'll see a few more...
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 JUN 17 by mamabotanica
Did you find that it bloomed more as it got older? Would love to hear your thoughts on it now!
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 29 JAN 19 by drossb1986
I just purchased Bronze Star in a "body bag" at Home Depot. I was standing there debating on which roses to save, and I saw your review of Bronze Star so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm hoping it does well, and I'm thinking it should since you're in Texas as well.
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