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'Legends™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 109-198
most recent 11 MAR 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 MAR 18 by Michael Garhart
I hated this rose, and I hated In the Mood.

Defoliation, stumpy growth, and flowers that wouldn't open.

I tried to really like these 2 roses when I had them, because I love most Carruth roses, but they simply hated my climate.

Maybe they need a climate with more UV. Not sure.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 11 MAR 18 by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Well, this one probably survived the culling process only because of its humongous blooms. And they really are huge. But growth of the plant was never one of its strengths, even in the ground in San Juan Capistrano. I left it there when I moved, as not being worth the trouble to dig up -- too stingy with blooms. But then, I saw it available somewhere this year, and just repurchased it as a bareroot -- so I guess those big blooms are calling my name again. Those are stingily produced, but I suppose can be worth the wait, or so I hope. We'll see. Am also thinking about grafting it myself to fortuniana roots to see if that improves the bloom frequency.
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Discussion id : 97-554
most recent 14 FEB 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 14 FEB 17 by drossb1986
To me, most red roses are just a blur, especially when attempting to evaluate online. There are so many and they overlap in so many ways, yet none of them are really "perfect". Plus, red roses are hard to photography and the true color is difficult to capture. Visiting a local nursery carrying Weeks Roses last weekend, Legends stopped me in my tracks. A row of them were sitting between Oklahoma and Ink Spots...to me it made OK and IS blooms look messy and sloppy. What a stunningly gorgeous rose. Sure, it doesn't knock you down with scent, but man...it was pretty. It's not quite as deep a red as Olympiad or Ingrid Bergman. It's just...a nice, clear red...giant flowers. I'm still figuring out where I can work it into my garden!
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Discussion id : 46-975
most recent 6 MAR 15 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 21 JUL 10 by Penelope
The petals look very thin and fragile on this rose. Can anyone tell me how long the blooms last?
It almost looks like the petals would go wafting across your garden if you sneezed at it.....

I'm actually considering this one. I was told it takes heat really well, and the bloom size is always a plus. :-)
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 21 JUL 10 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
You are correct -- this is a fairly short-lived bloom. If you want long vase life, go with a florist-type rose. Veteran's Honor is also quite good vase-life wise.
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Reply #2 of 6 posted 23 JUL 10 by Penelope
Hmm....What I'm looking for is a red rose that keeps a decent size bloom in higher heat (95+). Doesn't have to be giant, just nice. Vase-life isn't all that important necessarily, but even some of my other favorite roses that i have try to go miniature on me in mid summer. Maybe it would just be less frustrating to move and take my roses with me...lol. If you have any suggestions let me know. :-)
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Reply #3 of 6 posted 23 JUL 10 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
I can't imagine that Legends would be a good hot zone rose. It's not all that good here, and the highest temps we get are in the 80's and I've seen it burn then. Big blooms are this rose's only claim to fame.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 23 JUL 10 by Penelope
Good to know. Thanks!
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 22 SEP 10 by Anita
try Firefighter; fragrant, long lasting gorgeous blooms in the heat.
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Reply #6 of 6 posted 6 MAR 15 by Slave to the garden
Not my experience at all. Bought three last season as own root, and all of them bloomed prolifically , enormous 8 inch across gorgeous gorgeous Fragrance less blooms. Not only lasted a very long time on the bush also lasted a long time in vase. I am buying three more this season for the front yard. They are showy, and would easily win contests. The plant grows slow , but is very tall and offers single buds on minimum 12 inch stems. This is an outstanding rose, and the colr is very beautiful shade of Crimson for me. No matter where the three grow in different conditions in my yard they all produced the same. I used to think the Olympiad and Oklahoma could not be beat, but they have. Disease resistant , no mildew even with the one that is crowded. Maybe it is the Denver's dry hot climate that makes the difference, not sure, but it's a winner. Been dissapointed by many red vareities but this one is a must.
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Discussion id : 39-620
most recent 7 OCT 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Huge blooms -- up to 8 inches across. No disease that I've seen yet.
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