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Gdisaz10
most recent 12 APR SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 30 JUN 12 by Leene
This is a really great rose. It only grows in short spurts but has defended itself admirably against insect damage during a very heavy aphid infestation this spring. The flowers are beautiful and last for a long time on the plant. I recommend it highly!
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 12 MAY 17 by Gdisaz10
How is the bush of this rose? In my climate it does not grow very much and remains small. Does any of you have one that has reached the size indicated?
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 12 MAY 17 by Leene
Pretty small compared to my other roses. I've had it since the fall of 2011 and it's not even two feet tall. The canes do have a tendency to flop, though.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 13 MAY 17 by jedmar
It is about 5 feet in our garden in zone 7b. Height might also depend on the understock used.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 12 APR by princesskatja
In my Spokane (zone 5/6) garden it’s at least as large as described. Super tough and suckers a bit. Mine is own-root. It’s plenty vigorous!
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most recent 7 APR SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 11 SEP 15 by kysusan
St. Swithin is disease resistant in zone 6B, Kentucky, without spraying fungicide. Very easy care. The blossoms are radiant with a light but sweet scent. Generous bloomer with old fashioned look.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 7 APR by Gdisaz10
In my hot humid climate it is always full of black spot. A disaster!
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most recent 12 JUN 23 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 28 NOV 17 by NewDawn
While this rose may benefit from some shade in a relentlessly sunny clime, it did terribly with only Eastern exposure and afternoon shade from all sides in my Zone 6 loamy base clay. It is prone to BS here even in full sun, but it's tolerable. This rose is definitely better grown as a climber as its canes are lax. In any case, this allows the gorgeous, fragrant flowers to be seen up close. It was completely cane hardy at the limits of a Z6 winter with -7F for multiple nights and days in the single digits.

2023: Thought I would update after an unusually harsh winter. Same -7F temp, but relentless winds with windchill reaching at least -40F for a couple of nights at different times. It was killed to the ground, but I believe is making a come-back. Ill report later in the season.This was my experience with many formerly hardy roses so I would Not call him a wimp, just not a superhero.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 APR 22 by Gdisaz10
it tends to lose a lot of buds with heavy rains
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 12 JUN 23 by KYBungalow
Thought I would update after an unusually harsh winter. Same -7F temp, but relentless winds with windchill reaching at least -40F for a couple of nights at to different times. It was killed to the ground, but I believe is making a come-back. Ill report later in the season.This was my experience with many formerly hardy roses so I would call him a wimp, just not a superhero!
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most recent 10 JUN 23 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 30 MAY 23 by JoeyT
Sidonie has fantastic winter survival in my zone 4 garden, needing no pruning this spring, and is covered in buds! Last year it had good repeat throughout the summer and fall even though it was a first year plant. It is sprawling wider than it is tall but is maintaining a tidy shape without throwing random long canes. The bloom form is adorable and the fragrance is exceptional. This is one of my favorite cold zone roses.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 9 JUN 23 by Gdisaz10
this rose, even in my garden, has turned out to be a jewel!
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 10 JUN 23 by JoeyT
That's awesome :) I don't know why Sidonie isn't more popular, she's just adorable.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 10 JUN 23 by Gdisaz10
I honestly don't know. It is a rose that remains small, but whoever discovers it hardly separates from it.
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