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Discussion id : 87-736
most recent 7 SEP 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 SEP 15 by Mossy44
My Siren's Keep is in it's second summer in my garden. It is about 3' high, two main canes. It bloomed, sparsely, and very small blooms, this spring, nothing since. The top growth on the canes kept wilting and turning brown in the spring, then when the summer heat came along it grew very nicely, but now in September we have had rain often and the top growth is again turning brown and wilted. Guess this is a warm climate rose.
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Discussion id : 77-370
most recent 28 MAR 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 MAR 14 by Anita silicon valley
I didn't get rid of it as planned and now ( March 2014 ) it is blooming a lot and about fifteen inches high. The blooms are lovely with center petals tight and outer ones laid back; it has a nice old rose scent. I'm glad I gave it more time.
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Discussion id : 66-322
most recent 5 OCT 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 10 AUG 12 by Anita silicon valley
Mine has been very reluctant to grow in spite of loving care. I think it must have come with a virus which is disappointing since not many mail order nurseries carry it. Update April of the next year: It is now about 18 inches across, almost that high and blooming with cerise blooms that turn purple. The blooms smell like old roses but them turn spicy like " Intrigue " It has only two canes and I am trying to get it to be more vigorous with magnesium and organic rose fertilizer. I'm glad I didn't dump it but gave it time.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 OCT 12 by mtspace
Or maybe it's a "hidden feature" among Paul Barden roses. I have a three-year-old Golden Buddha that is all of 3/4 inch tall and six inches across. My first Siren's Keep just disappeared in my garden, though perhaps my level of care was not so loving as yours. I doubt that it's a problem with virus infection because Siren's Keep is only sold by nurseries that propagate roses on their own roots. Since budding to infected rootstock is the way most roses become infected and Siren's Keep is not propagated that way, viral infection seems almost impossible.
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