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'Hopie Girl' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 85-374
most recent 4 JUN 15 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 27 MAY 15 by rd8005
Why is Hopi Girl not rated or listed with the American Rose Society? It is a vigorous grower and never fails to have a nicely formed bloom. It never balls and is by far the most cold tolerant yellow rose I have.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 1 JUN 15 by Patricia Routley
They have been listing it since 2003.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 2 JUN 15 by rd8005
Thanks for replying. I am looking in the 2015 Selecting Roses Guide and i don;t find it listed. Is it listed on their website somewhere?
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 2 JUN 15 by Patricia Routley
Have a look in the HelpMeFind's references for 'Hopie Girl'.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 4 JUN 15 by rd8005
Thank you for pointing this out.
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Discussion id : 8-624
most recent 13 MAY 06 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 18 MAY 05 by John Moody
I planted this last year and in late summer/early fall it really bloomed well. That was only an omen of what was to come. This spring the bush took off like a rocket after dormancy and no winter protection at all in zone 5. It has turned into a blooming machine, covered with buds. If you take out the terminal bud you get pretty sprays and if you take out the side buds you will get some exhibition quality single stem blooms that last well in the vase. It also stayed very healthy from all the normal rose pests last year.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 MAY 05 by Sheldon, John & Robyn
Thanks for your comment. Hopie Girl is indeed a bloom machine. My plants ended last year at over 8' tall. It was bred with exhibition in mind and to improve the hardiness and vigor of yellow roses. I'm happy to see it did well in your climate. I hope more people will grow it. A word of caution though, you need to give it a lot of room.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 13 MAY 06 by Sheldon, John & Robyn
One year later on May 12, 2006, Hopie Girl has now been in the ground for 3 years. In the foreground is Golden Age (close to 4' tall) In the background is Hooie Girl (close to 6-tall) loaded with blooms
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Discussion id : 10-751
most recent 8 MAR 06 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 29 DEC 05 by John Moody
My Hopie Girl set hips in abundance and its' pollen fertilized many other seed parents hips. I am hoping the crosses I made this past year result in some nice yellow seedlings that carry on her good characteristics--health, winter hardy in zone 5 w/o protection, and beautiful blooms in the fall.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 MAR 06 by Sheldon, John & Robyn
I have used Hopie Girl as a reliable parent for many years. It's good as a seed parent, great as a pollen parent. I have many roses waiting introduction with Hopie Girl in their parentage because of its vigor and disease resistance. I originally bred this rose when I lived in Chicago and petal count was less of an issue because our cool temperatures gave it plenty of time to "petal up." In warmer climates however, it does tend to open quickly which limits its exhibition potential. If you like a mass of blooms though or live in a climate that has cooler temps it can be a great rose. The form can be outstanding and generally is very consistent. My favorite way of growing Hopie Girl in the Spring and Summer is to remove the terminal bud and let her spray. When it comes time to cut back for the Fall shows, remove the candleabras, and restrict the number of lateral canes to no more than two per basal. This time, however, leave the terminal bud and disbud the side growth. Not all roses like to be treated this way but I bred Hopie Girl to be a show rose and she loves to perform when treated right. Let me know how she does for you.
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Discussion id : 10-169
most recent 26 SEP 05 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 SEP 05 by John Moody
In its second year in my garden this rose is the most vigorous growing bush I have in my garden of 100 roses. It blooms like crazy and the blooms are a nice medium yellow shade that don't fade badly like most yellows and it has a light and pleasant fragrance. They open very fast and the form of the roses is much better in the fall than the rest of the year. It overwintered with no protection at all in my zone 5b garden and was the first bush to break dormancy and bloom of all my roses. I haven't had any disease whatsoever in two years with a routine spray schedule. If its fertile I plan to try it in breeding roses and hope it passes on its many good qualities to its offspring/.
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