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a_carl76
most recent 12 AUG SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 22 APR 18 by styrax
Has any of these seedlings bloom yet?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 APR 18 by a_carl76
Not yet but I am hoping this year will be the year. I have 3 seedlings left and they have been badly neglected for the longest time. I gave them some love last year and they produced some good growth. I am hoping it pays off. We shall see...
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 12 AUG by Goclon, Jakub
Out of curiosity, how have these seedlings turned out?
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most recent 31 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 20 APR 10 by a_carl76
This is a great little miniature here in Iowa (zone 5a). I wish more people would grow this one. Extremely hardy and needs almost no special care. Last year it was almost completely ignored but it produced some of the best flowers. The blooms are nicely shaped and come mainly one per stem but I did get a few huge candelabras from it too (about 15-20 blooms on a few of the larger ones). It is continuously in bloom - no down time even in the heat of late August!!! The blooms last a very long time in the vase if you like to bring them inside. It is a bushy little plant with dark green foliage. It is vigorous but keeps itself small. Disease resistance is very good - a little blackspot eventually but controllable. It has survived 5 cold winters with virtually no cover so I would definitely recommend changing the hardiness zone to at least zone 5a. The only complaint I have is scent but I can live without it on this one. An excellent rose.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 APR 10 by HMF Admin
If only everyone could share their experience like this. Thank you, thank you.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 31 JUL by Diane's Lakeview Rose Garden
How tall does she get?
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most recent 3 JUN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 3 JUN by a_carl76
For a Buck rose, it is pretty close to mauve. It is still pink though and if I were classifying the color would place it as a deep pink. In the spring it is definitely darker pink with big blooms and with good form. In the heat of summer they are more medium pink to my eyes and about 1/2 to 3/4 the size that you see in the spring. The "mauve" coloring comes out more in the autumn when the days and nights are cooler. The size is as big as spring if not slightly larger.

Overall it is an excellent rose for the Midwest. In Des Moines, Iowa, where I live about 40 miles south of where Dr. Buck did his work, I can definitely see why it was introduced into commerce. It has virtually no disease to speak of, blooms in flushes with many blooms at a time through out the growing season.
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most recent 8 APR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 APR by a_carl76
Available from - Spring Hill Nurseries
https://www.springhillnursery.com/
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