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'Sweet Spirit' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 121-801
most recent 27 MAY HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 MAY by Planetrj (zone 11b/H2 pH 5.8)
What a pleasure to have this one. It has beautiful disease-free glossy foliage, holds well to the plant and never defoliates in hot weather. Not at all bothered by rain or bad weather. Buds stay full for an extended period of time. They don’t shatter for 5 days, so the bush can end up filled with half open and fully open blooms at the same time. It has a nice form and naturally spreads out yet with stiff, fat canes, so as to not overcrowd or cross branches. Stays relatively stout, never achieving over 4’ tall here, and they tend to grow extra large in Hawaii.

Wonderfully abundant in flowers, it surprises every year as it will spit out random flowers every blooming month for me, which is just about every month except January. Fragrance is a combination of damask, raspberry, and a hint of cinnamon, which is apropos for this particular color, imho.

I would highly recommend this for the novice gardener and the pro alike, especially if you’re like me and do not spray. Just keep it fed, and it will supply abundant fragrant richly red, well formed and well-fragranced blossoms throughout the growing seasons. There is absolutely nothing bad I could say about this 5 Star Winner! ...except that it’s a must-have if you love red and love easy!
Discussion id : 113-225
most recent 13 SEP 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 SEP 18 by Michael Garhart
From pics, looks like a Double Knock Out hybrid with HT type. No confirmation yet.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 15 DEC 18 by goncmg
This one caught my eye in the J&P catalogue. The photo there makes the bloom appear bigger, full, modestly formal in shape, light red with somewhat creamy red tones. Appears there like something I would love. Photos here look totally different, rounded bloom, generic "Knock Out" magenta-ish color, blooms rounded and ruffled and smallish. Looks like something I would not love. Does look like it might readily set hips. But here looks totally generic with a strident color. Have you seen it or grown it, Michael? Any updates?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 DEC 18 by viscount89
In cooler weather, it is magenta with gorgeous red tones on the edges of the petals. In the heat, it is a bright magenta. Much prettier than KNOCKOUT. Plus, it has a nice, lush petal texture. Mine is own root and 2 years old.
The scent is divine...
Reply #3 of 3 posted 13 SEP 19 by Michael Garhart
No updates. I never grew it.

I was almost right. It was KO and not DKO but close enough.

I have Claret, which I ADORE, so most of these dark HTs would have to really wow me to try something new in that category.
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