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'Gräfin Diana ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 114-241
most recent 26 NOV HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 NOV by Nola Z5
Heirloom Roses lists Dark Desire as zone 5 (-20° to -10°).
Discussion id : 96-773
most recent 19 JUL SHOW ALL
Initial post 11 JAN 17 by Badger Rose
This rose did not grow much taller than my hand its first year. It arrived to me in rough shape, the poor little thing--so much so that I complained to the grower who said she would replace it but I didn't pursue the issue. Going into 5a winter I expected certain death but nevertheless mounded a bit of dirt over it to mark its grave. To my surprise the thing exploded in spring like Mission Impossible. It has weaponry to match--numerous daggers up and down the canes. It avoids the bullets of blackspot, mildew and rust (a difficult and amazing feat in my dangerous garden world--although I only really have trouble with blackspot). And just like I can't smell the movie, I can't smell this rose. Strange that I can't smell Summer Romance pretty much at all, either. I can, however, smell Beverly, First Crush, and Savannah which are a delight, so not sure what's going on there. Perhaps it needs time to mature or maybe it doesn't like my soil or maybe it's just specific scents my nose doesn't pick up on. The color? Other people's pictures here show it to be much brighter and showy. Mine is a little more muddy-colored and does not stand out in my garden, though the blooms are nicely shaped and still pretty. I will see what next Mission Impossible--er--year--brings and post my report then.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 APR 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you, for that fantastic info. about scents. For the mystery of scent, see comment section of Ebb Tide:
Reply #2 of 2 posted 19 JUL by Just-one-more-rose
Hello, just wondering if you've seen any improvement in colour and fragrance? Thanks
Discussion id : 108-657
most recent 20 FEB HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 FEB by Carlene Gerette
Is this rose vigorous own root?
Discussion id : 105-358
most recent 6 SEP 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 SEP 17 by BarbaraG SE Virginia
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