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'Chihuly ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 133-124
most recent 31 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 31 MAY by cortex
Available from - C & K Jones
https://jonestherose.co.uk/cluster-flower-floribunda/380-chihuly-wekscemala.html
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Discussion id : 128-602
most recent 25 JUL HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 JUL by Margaret Furness
Presumably named for Dale Chihuly, a truly outstanding artist in the field of blown glass, since its colours are similar to one of his artworks displayed at Kew (look him up). I'd say the artwork outclasses the rose. Seeing his work for the first time is a revelation.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUL by Robert Neil Rippetoe
We see a lot of it here.

As amazing as it is, it's gotten a bit ubiquitous.
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Discussion id : 122-094
most recent 10 JUN 20 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 JUN 20 by drossb1986
I still haven't figured out if I like this rose or not. I really do like the colors, even if they do fade a bit in the sunlight after some time. They don't retain that strong striping. My main "issue" is that I'm on plant number 2, and both have never really taken off. It's foliage is a bit sparse for a more modern floribunda. But, the lack of real vigor is...odd. It's readily apparent when looking at its neighbors that have thrown up multiple basals this year and Chihuly is just...not doing a whole lot.
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Discussion id : 107-395
most recent 11 JAN 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 JAN 18 by drossb1986
The jury is still out for me on this one. On one hand the flowers are quite striking at one point while they open, they do vastly change colors and wash out a bit. Now, that could be seen as a negative or it could be seen as that being a unique character of the rose...it's certainly unique. I do wish the striping held better than it does. I've had some scent and the bush has been a strong grower. I'll see how it performs in its second year as that's typically a better indication of how it will do in the future.
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