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'Blessed Child' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 116-407
most recent 27 APR 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 APR 19 by Nastarana
Could 'Blessed Child' be a sport of 'Happy Child'?
Discussion id : 96-552
most recent 24 DEC 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 DEC 16 by slumgullion
I was at Rogue Valley Roses late last year, wandering around the gardens...not very much was in bloom, but there was one large bush at the far end of the property that caught my eye. It had shell-pink blooms and as I approached I found they exuded a glorious scent. I was immediately entranced! I searched for a tag or sign to identify the rose but there wasn't any I could see; but the rose made such an impression that I filed it away for future reference...This summer when I had a chance I asked Janet which rose it was, and she beamed at me with pleasure. "That's Blessed Child!" she exclaimed. Needless to say, I had to have one! Janet's pride in her rose-child is well justified!
Discussion id : 63-628
most recent 17 APR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 APR 12 by Greenman
Blessed Child is the largest and best blooming of the thirty roses I bought last year. The blossoms are large, very fragrant, numerous, and began blooming very early in the season. Like the previous poster, I am surprised this is not a more popular/better known rose. While several other roses have been weakened by blackspot, Blessed Child just has a few small spots and leaves it has not yet lost. I do spray some with organic copper soap sprays.

Addendum 1 year later--sadly, Blessed Child was at her best during the first two flushes. She had far fewer blooms during the heat of summer. She never did get much blackspot, though.
Discussion id : 45-174
most recent 6 NOV 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 MAY 10 by Michael Mitchell
2nd year plant......magnificent rose! Not sure why this is not more well known. Very vigorous from a cutting, flowering constantly and the flowers are old fashioned and fragrant. First year the canes did not support the large flowers, but this year much better. I'm guessing next year will even be better. This rose is a flowering fool.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 27 MAY 10 by Cass
How's the disease resistance and balling in the rain?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 28 MAY 10 by Michael Mitchell
I've not experienced any balling, and I spray so cannot comment on ability to resist disease.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 6 NOV 11 by Jana
Seemed to be quite blackspot suceptible in my conditions (zone 6a), but there only really healthy roses can stay (big pressure of this disease), if not sprayed.
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