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"Christian J" rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 117-367
most recent 30 JUN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 JUN 19 by ratdogheads
I've grown Christian J in my zone 5b New Hampshire garden for three years. It's planted in full sun in acidic loamy soil. There was not much growth in the first two years, this spring it was about 2' tall. There was some tip die back over each winter but the crown and main structure of the shrub was ok. It has recently produced a basal cane that's growing quickly and is much taller than the rest of the bush.

The blooms are less plentiful than Darlow's Enigma, and they don't cluster as prettily. The petals suffer from sun damage, and don't drop. Overall the plant has a disheveled look. I think it might do better in the shade. It suffers from blackspot despite regular treatment with propiconazle, however I find that young, frail, low-growing roses are the most vulnerable to blackspot and sometime outgrow that susceptibility.
Discussion id : 117-326
most recent 26 JUN 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JUN 19 by Unregistered Guest
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