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'Bathsheba' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 117-364
most recent 3 JUL 19 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 30 JUN 19 by ChrisBC
I eagerly ordered this rose last year, much taken by its colouring in the DA catalog. It is now on its second summer (Vancouver BC), climbing well with many blooms, but I have to say that the blooms are a disappointment. They are much paler than illustrated in the catalog, with the advertised apricot centres turning out a rather muddy pale brown. The overall effect is like cream roses that got dirty. Judging from members' photos, I am not alone in experiencing this departure from what is in the catalog. Does anyone share this concern? Is the colouring likely to improve as the shrub matures? Many thanks for any advice or comments.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 JUN 19 by Marlorena
I only get that when temps hit 90F+... which I don't get too often.. I do find the growth habit somewhat unruly and difficult to train.. it also seems to require lots of water... I hope you enjoy your rose more as time goes on...
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 JUL 19 by ChrisBC
Thanks very much for your reply. 90F is not the problem (a temperature rarely seen here), so I'm not sure what is. I will try to be patient!
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Discussion id : 110-527
most recent 4 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 MAY 18 by Nola Z5a WI
David Austin's website lists Bathsheba as zone 5-9. Petal count 170.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 MAY 18 by Patricia Routley
Thank you. Added.
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