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'Lafter' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 48-399
most recent 7 JUN 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 SEP 10 by paul_zone5ct
This rose is rudely healthy, as the British would say. I can't believe I almost shovel-pruned it because of its habit. I expected a compact bush like a floribunda. It is a tall hybrid tea with flowers that look nothing like hybrid teas. I kept trying to whack it back, but I realize now it is best left to grow like a hybrid tea. The flowers are fleeting, but can be very beautiful, especially in cooler months. The two-tone peach and yellow is quite beautiful.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 SEP 10 by HMF Admin
Thanks for sharing your experience.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 7 JUN 12 by Michael Garhart
At Heirlooms in Oregon, they have it growing as a 6' x 6' shrub. It is really pretty, as it seems to have large blooms at the edge of the entire plant -- kind of like a rustic sunset.
Discussion id : 53-568
most recent 18 APR 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 APR 11 by a_carl76
Hardiness for this variety is about zone 5b. This year we had an average winter in terms of snowfall and temps. Some tips were damaged but most of the branches, even those exposed to the wind, suffered very little damage and are budding out very nicely. I recomend the hardiness be changed to at least zone 5b.
Discussion id : 44-506
most recent 8 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 MAY 10 by gkbowood
I tried to delete the photo of Lafter that uploaded
in a sideways view, but it still shows the small thumbnail. How does that get removed?
I have fixed the rotation problem and would like to reupload the corrected pic of Lafter.
Discussion id : 16-747
most recent 15 FEB 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 FEB 07 by loveshercowdog
I bought this rose last spring simply on its fragrance as I walked past it. It was a 2 gallon ARE rose. I planted it in full sun near other roses that range from super tough to BS weenies.

I live in Texas. She bloomed several times the first year. She put on buds in July and August! Even Mutablis was taking a break. In the summer the flowers were a little smaller but the fragrance was just as lovely as it was wen I bought her.

I put her in a class with Belinda's Dream. She does have thorns but is tough even in the heat of texas summer and drought. Can't wait to see what she does this year!
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