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'ZLEeltonStrack' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 121-655
most recent 20 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 MAY by Margit Schowalter
A & B was remarkably hardy in my zone 3b (temperature -37.2 to -34.5°C or -35 to -30°F) garden near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This was its first winter. The tips died back approximately three to four inches on 36 inch canes. 'Winnipeg Parks' planted beside it died back to the ground. Open pollinated seedlings grown over winter were extraordinarily vigorous and required nipping back several times. They were grown on shelves spaced 18" apart. There was no juvenile bloom.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 19 MAY by Robert Neil Rippetoe

A&B does well here in the low desert as well, though it is of course basically once flowering.

In my experience so far out crosses as pollen parent result in primarily miniatures. The percentage of repeaters is low.

I did grow out some op seedlings but culled them all for susceptibility to Powdery Mildew.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 MAY by Margit Schowalter
Thank you for the valuable information. I would not have thought A & B would throw miniatures. Interesting. Will watch for mildew this summer.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 20 MAY by Robert Neil Rippetoe

You'll note the seed parent for A&B is a miniature.

David was fortunate to get a full size offspring out of this cross. This happens sometimes, but those miniature genetics are still part of genome.

I'm watching a couple o new juvenile flowering seedlings with A&B as pollen parent now. They may be full size.

I've got my fingers crossed. Thanks for your input.

Discussion id : 113-896
most recent 13 DEC 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 NOV 18 by Alex Stepanov
Dear european rosarians! Has anybody tried to grow this variety especially in the northern Europe, Baltic and Scandinavian countries? If yes, does it need winter protection?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 21 MAY 19 by Jarmo Moskuvaara, Finland Usda Zone 4b.
Hello, this rose was introduced last year in Finland so it's little early to say, but we are following and waiting for first winter results.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 3 SEP 19 by zlesak
Dear Jarmo, I'm excited to learn how A&B does for you over winter. It is comparable to 'William Baffin' here for winter hardiness. How does 'William Baffin' do for you?
Reply #3 of 3 posted 13 DEC 19 by Alex Stepanov
Thank you, Dear Jarmo, let us know about the results, please.
Discussion id : 117-736
most recent 21 JUL 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 JUL 19 by bumblekim
I bought at the Agway in Ithaca, NY June 2019. I like the flowers when they are fresh, but not my favorite as the bloom ages. They really lose their color. But for a extremely hardy "yellowish" rose, it's worth it! The yellows are the hardest ones to make it through the winter in my zone.
Discussion id : 97-781
most recent 2 MAR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 MAR 17 by Ingrid W.
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