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Initial post 29 MAY 04 by anonymous-47571
This rose took about a year to establish itself and now it is non-stop blooms! This is a short shrub rose so don't place it in the back of the garden where other roses will hide it's beauty. Small flowers but a rich velvet carpet red. Grows well in the mid-Atlantic
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 10 DEC 11 by Tomartyr
This description of Dusky Dancer as a short shrub rose is interesting as Tasman Bay Roses (New Zealand) catalogue classifies it as a patio/climber. I recently planted it in a position where I expect it to climb, so I'm about to find out!
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 9 FEB 14 by Michael Garhart
I grew it for years. It was a 4' x 4' green ball, with miniflora-sized foliage, and large sprays of miniflora-like blooms of black-red. No scent, but tons of blooms. Very vigorous, too, but it always stayed at 4'.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 9 FEB 14 by Tomartyr
Five feet has been the extent of mine, two years on from my last post.
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Initial post 29 MAY 04 by anonymous-47571
This rose has the thickest canes I have ever seen. It is a healthy plant and a true yellow color on the blooms. The flowers are a bit on the small size and don't hold up well in water when cut. Blooms are not long lasting. My garden is in Maryland.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 13 MAY 07 by Unregistered Guest
Just bought this rose. I really like the yellow. Does it hold its color well in the heat and does it repeat often? I hope so!!
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 17 AUG 07 by Unregistered Guest
Aug 2007: This rose opens too quickly here in the Silicon
Valley, due to the intense heat/sun. However, this year we've had a cool summer, so the blooms have stayed nice for a longer time. The color of yellow is truly heavenly, and I have seen this in a tree-form in Gilroy, CA at Bonfonte Gardens, where it was growing under high/tall trees that protected it from the burning sun. Also, this is NOT a nice looking bush, so the tree-form really hides this abnormality quite well, as I purchased this rose bush, based on the 48" tree that we
saw at Bonfante!!
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Initial post 29 MAY 04 by anonymous-47571
This rose has done very well in my Maryland garden. Very well formed flowers, abundant bloom and a lovely fragrance!
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Initial post 29 MAY 04 by anonymous-47571
This rose is a lovely grandiflora. The canes have a reddish cast to them and the buds are lovely with their silver reverse. It puts up quite a lot of flowers - the finished form of the flower is sadly not all that lovely, but it is a vigorous rose in the mid-Atlantic area.
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