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'Hollywood Star' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 10-120
most recent 8 MAR 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 SEP 05 by Wendy C
Hollywood Star has lived up to it's name in my zone 6a garden. It has proven winter hardy, with stellar disease resistance. Bloom consistantly have good color and form. The size of the blooms has been respectable.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 MAR 06 by John Sheldon
Thanks for the nice comments Wendy. I was wondering if you have a picture you could post? Also, have you tried Messenger to increase the size of the blooms? It did wonders for all my roses last year. The picture above was after spraying Messenger on my garden. I think you'd be very happy with the results. It seems expensive but nothing has ever worked better for me.
Discussion id : 7-506
most recent 20 MAY 05 SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 JAN 05 by John Moody
I have heard that this rose produces beautiful blooms color and form-wise, but that the blooms tend to be quite small. Is that your experience?? The pics here look like the blooms aren't really that small.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 JAN 05 by RoseBlush
As you probably already know, bloom size can be affected by many different variables, i.e., climate, culture, siting, etc.

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I went back to the original registration for 'Hollywood Star' in the March, 2001 American Rose Magazine (page 45) to update the rose page. I found, that in this case, the breeder, John Sheldon, did not register a specific size for the bloom. He did say that the bloom was "medium sized, full (26-40 petals, and borne mostly solitary."


Reply #2 of 2 posted 20 MAY 05 by John Sheldon
Hi I am the breeder. Size is a factor of many things. Certainly temperature will affect the size, nutrients, water (especially when the bud is forming) age of the bush, size of the cane it is growing on, and many others. I have certainly had many blooms large enough to compete for Queen of Show and Peter Alonso won King at the Pacific Southwest District Show held on April 22, 2005 so I think the size is more a function of the grower and your micro climate. Good luck
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