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'Grandma's Blessing' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 167-056
most recent 2 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 MAY by EllaPAz5
I planted my first bush of Grandma's Blessing in 2022 and fell in love with its beauty. Sadly it has not survived my ex 5b/ now 6a winter despite given winter protection (I give it to all my roses except Buck's and Drifts). I planted another one in 2023. It survived our mild winter of 2024 just fine. I uncovered it and all my roses in early April and gave it the fertilizer. I have noticed yesterday that, once uncovered, it began to lose it canes and has not put out leaves, while roses next to it are doing just fine. Since I uncovered my babies we had nightly frosts for a while, but nothing major, nothing below 23'. I am beginning to wonder if its zoning is correct. It looked fabulously healthy when I uncovered, gently trimmed and fertilized it. I have no idea what went wrong :(
Discussion id : 125-471
most recent 3 FEB 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 FEB 21 by slumgullion
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Discussion id : 60-743
most recent 8 JAN 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 JAN 12 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Grandma's Blessing doesn't do well in my alkaline clay soil, leaves became bronze. It only gave 5 tiny flowers in 6 months. In the acidic pot at Home Depo it was loaded with flowers. The second year I gave it acid fertilizer for rhododendrons high in nitrogen. Its leaves became dark green, and now in May it has tons of flowers - gorgeous pink. It's hardier than Knock-outs in zone 5a, and better-looking as a bush. The leaves are glossy and disease free.
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