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'Coral Drift ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 127-683
most recent 18 MAY 21 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 18 MAY 21 by jac123
This variety has a TERRIBLE powdery mildew resistance. It is definitely not suitable for no-spray gardens. Even though my area does not have a high mildew pressure, it gets mildew since the first leaves sprout in March, all the way through the summer. The blooms often fail to open due to this. It is definitely the worst variety for mildew in my garden. Since the flowers are not special either, I don't consider it worth growing
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Discussion id : 74-318
most recent 10 DEC 18 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 29 SEP 13 by 1
I really tried to like this rose, but it never worked out. It has a lot of the flaws of the early 1900s orange polyanthas, which is that the plant is consistently in mildew, and the color fades rapidly to a really trashy shade of off-pink. For landscape roses, Fire Meidiland is an orange hint of scarlet, is also smaller scale, and it does not mildew here. Flower Carpet Coral is also okay, but it is single and very airy, which doesn't always give the full effect in landscape roses.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 10 DEC 18 by goncmg
Its a cold, windy night here in Charleston and I'm poring over roses on HMF. I love your commentary, Michael. I lol for real with the "trashy pink" mentioned here.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 DEC 18 by 1
hah, thanks.

I caught an error, too. I meant Ruby Meidiland :D I still have Ruby M., too, although the HMF pics dont do it justice.
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Discussion id : 94-411
most recent 15 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 AUG 16 by NorthWestRider
Coral Drift scored 8.40 in 2010 Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden trials. However in North Idaho we do see Powdery Mildew on buds but only on about 30% and 70% of them will still bloom and pull through.

http://www.nybg.org/gardens/rose-garden/performers-2010.php
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Discussion id : 60-280
most recent 26 DEC 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 DEC 11 by Simon Voorwinde
Does this one set hips? Gets mildew.
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