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'Grande Dame' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 116-905
most recent 26 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 MAY by kgs
"Height of 5' 7" to 6¼' (170 to 190 cm)" -- believe it! I planted a potted rose purchased at a high-quality family-owned garden/hardware store about three months ago. It is now almost five feet tall and despite a cold late spring and unexpected rain, has been pumping out huge fragrant blooms. A snifter of these blooms as a gift never fails to please.
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Discussion id : 70-835
most recent 23 JUN 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 4 APR 13 by BamaPC
This was a new rose for me last year and is already one of my favorites. Smells great and blooms like crazy even when the temp hits triple digits here (hot, humid Zone 7). Blooms seem to last forever on the bush. It’s in full sun all day with no burn to blooms or foliage. Very vigorous bush…gets tall and has numerous new canes even though it is young. I did lose a cane last summer…snapped with the weight of all those blooms during a strong storm. I staked the bush afterward, but looks like the canes should be strong enough this year without added support. The blooms do nod, but I love that look on this one.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 7 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I appreciate all your comments. Fantastic info.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 7 MAY 17 by Lavenderlace
Doing well here own-root in Z8 in the pot too. Great picture Bama!
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 11 JUN 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I passed up on the chance to get Grand Dame from Roses Unlimited sale for $12 https://rosesunlimitedsc.com/ since I doubted its cold-hardiness. Then I checked Houzz Rose forum and found 2 cold-zoners growing it. One in zone 5 have it as own-roots for 3 years, and the other is in zone 4/5 (Wisconsin) also does well as own-root.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 23 JUN 17 by Lavenderlace
Thanks so much for posting that the blooms do nod. I was a little worried that I was giving mine too much water! She's doing great here in sandy soil also, loaded in blooms, strong fragrance.
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Discussion id : 93-373
most recent 13 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 13 JUN 16 by BarbaraG SE Virginia
Available from - Roses Unlimited
South carolina
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Discussion id : 89-153
most recent 10 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 NOV 15 by VictoriaRosa
Heirloom Roses is now selling this rose (own-root.)
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