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'Pumpkin Patch' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 97-555
most recent 10 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 FEB 17 by drossb1986
I've contemplated growing this rose more than once. That orange color is so charming. But, after seeing a bunch in person and the rose in various stages of being open, I can't do it. The flowers fade into this ghastly, gross...almost grey color. It's not a charming transition to a mauve or something in that family, it's this lifeless, sad color. It's very unappealing.

I do grow Laura Bush, which is similar in coloring (in my eye), but it doesn't fade that bad. It starts a more vibrant shade and ends about at the color Pumpkin Patch begins.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 JUL 17 by Michael Garhart
Belle Epoque is very nice. Probably one of the most elegant of the larger russet roses.

Pumpkin Patch is a disease nightmare. I would never recommend it to anyone.
Discussion id : 43-472
most recent 10 MAR 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 MAR 10 by Mark in Texas
August 2009 was one of the hottest summers in 150 years in Central Texas, but this rose stood up better than about 30 others we have, almost as well as our near-indestructible heirloom china roses. It even put out more blooms than the chinas, which tend to pull back in high heat. Fall was indeed much cooler, thank goodness, and this rose got back on track as fast as any, with lots of fresh healthy leaves to support the flowers. Then as luck would have it, we had a winter with record low temps--such wild swings in a 6-month period! Now finally spring is underway, and this rose has taken off. The foliage is very healthy, even though it's not in full sun but on the north side of a grove of trees that tend to shade it from late morning until late afternoon. It is so handsome even with no flowers on it yet, I'd almost grow it simply as a leafy shrub. Modest size, shiny foliage, not too many thorns. But don't get me wrong: I'm looking forward to its being a rose factory again this year. If you like its somewhat unusual color, and changing color at that, then Pumpkin Patch is very highly recommended.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 MAR 10 by HMF Admin
Thank you for sharing your experience !
Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 MAR 16 by LaurelZ
I think that Pumpkin Patch has the nicest looking foliage of any rose I had ever seen. I was not going to buy it because it was a floriabunda rose, but when I saw it in a pot, even not in bloom, I was so moved by the shiny leaves that I bought it. It is supposed to like heat and I do not think it would be good for a wet climate such as Oregon or Washington, but better in Southern Ca.
Discussion id : 84-351
most recent 18 APR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 APR 15 by Michael Garhart
This rose is Blackspot City, Oregon =/ On the plus side, its the only rose Ive seen before with this odd color.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 18 APR 15 by Rupert, Kim L.
It's like a smaller, darker Vesper.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 18 APR 15 by Michael Garhart
I havent seen Vesper in person, but I have seen Amberlight, which is possibly related. He had so many interesting ideas, but some of the lineages are unknown :[
Discussion id : 77-928
most recent 30 APR 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 APR 14 by TLMKozak
What zone is this rose?
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