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'Kathleen Harrop' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 126-357
most recent 11 MAR 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 MAR 21 by Give me caffeine
Just wondering if this rose should have "shade tolerant" added to its attributes in the listings. The parent (ZD) is listed as shade tolerant, and Billy says a friend grows KH in partial shade.

Does anyone else have clues on KH's ability to tolerate shade?
Discussion id : 84-672
most recent 14 NOV 20 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 MAY 15 by Give me caffeine
Found something interesting yesterday. An experienced grower in South Carolina claims that although the parent cultivar 'Z├ęphirine Drouhin' was always badly disease-prone for him, 'Kathleen Harrop' is almost always healthy without being sprayed.


That page doesn't mention the no-spray aspect, but his commercial website (linked from that page) makes it clear that he doesn't spray in his own garden.

It's odd that the sport would have markedly different resistance to disease, but it appears to be the case, at least in some locations.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 14 NOV 20 by Hartwood
I have the same experience with these two roses in my garden. Kathleen Harrop and Zephirine Drouhin grew side by side ... same soil, exposure, and care. ZD was prone to blackspot and was leafless by July, even with fairly spotty application of systemic fungicide. KH is nearly disease free with the same spray schedule, and it blooms more than ZD ever did. ZD is long gone, because I grew weary of her underperformance. KH is still here, and I am very happy with it.
Discussion id : 120-303
most recent 21 FEB 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 FEB 20 by NewDawn
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Discussion id : 83-184
most recent 18 FEB 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 FEB 15 by Unregistered Guest
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