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Initial post 21 JUL 09 by Lucretia
This rose didn't even last long enough to bloom in my garden. I've replaced it with "Sweet Pea", which is very new, but seems more vigorous already.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 29 MAR 11 by Anita silicon valley
My Aunt Margy's came as a small plant which I'm growing up in a pot, using organic fertilizers. It is about 1 ft x 1 ft and always has about 5 buds and / or open very fragrant blossoms. It even bloomed during our chilly rainy Winter with no disease. I live in the San Francisco area. It seems easier to grow up than some other polyanthas.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 13 JUN by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thanks for the info. I keep that in mind for my next Burlington roses order.
most recent 30 AUG 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 DEC 09 by James Delahanty
Here in southern california (Sherman Oaks) my Mel Hulse sulked in the ground, but returned to health and bloom in a large container.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 6 FEB 11 by Lucretia
Mine is also sulking quite a bit--to the point where if it doesn't start doing a little better, it's got a date with the shovel. At this rate if I leave it alone it will gradually fade away.

Its parent, Scarlet Moss, did the same thing, unfortunately.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 6 FEB 11 by James Delahanty
I have had much better luck with Scarlet Moss and its progeny--Mel Hulse and Unconditional Love (a great rose by Paul Barden) in pots and containers than in the ground. In the ground they simply die away; in pots they thrive and bloom with almost no care whatsoever. If no care and concern is the price of great bloom, I am willing to pay it.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 30 AUG 15 by Salix
Here, it is the reverse.
most recent 13 JUN 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 AUG 09 by Lucretia
I've had this rose a couple of years now, and it's a vigorous grower and a prolific bloomer. It's quite lovely, but it does seem to have some disease problems in my yard. The first year it had both blackspot and powdery mildew. In spite of the dry hot summer this year, the powdery mildew has been much better. It continues to blackspot in my no-spray garden (it did get a lime sulphur dormant spray this year). Its health is comparable so far to the floribunda "Intrigue"--they seem to both be getting similar levels of blackspot at the same time (and are the 2 worst roses in my yard for it so far.) As a comparison, my Mme Isaac Pereire and Alchymist are completely clean--and they both have less sun and less air circulation than Jeri Jennings. I hope that the health of this rose will improve as it matures. If it weren't for the disease issues, it would be an outstanding plant.

8/19/10 I'm planning to shovel prune this rose in a couple of weeks. The blackspot is just too bad--it completely defoliated at times this season, in spite of having the best spot in my yard with respect to sun and air movement. We've only had 1/2" of rain in the last couple of months so it's starting to look good again, but it's horrible when there is any more rain than this.

11/8/10 Jeri Jennings is gone. Worst rose I've ever seen for blackspot. If you don't spray and get blackspot, you might want to avoid this one.
Reply #4 of 1 posted 13 JUN 15 by boopie
I received this as a band Feb. 2014. It had twelve blooms on it by the end of March, and a few scattered blooms, then nothing. I have this in a medium size pot in a place that receives at least 5hrs of sun a day. I am going to put it in ground in full sun. I will update next year. It must be something I am doing as everyone raves about this bush.
most recent 9 JUL 13 SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 JUN 09 by Lucretia
This is a new rose for me, and if it keeps going like it has so far, it will be a favorite. It's covered with blooms that open a creamy peach/yellow and bleach to white. If it overwinters well, I'll be adding more. A wonderful, dainty little rose with an OGR appearance.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 9 JUL 13 by Chris
Please tell me how big this rose gets.

thank you,

Reply #2 of 2 posted 9 JUL 13 by Lucretia
Mine are a little under 2 feet tall.
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