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most recent 15 AUG HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 AUG by plisa
I just got this plant at a clearance sale at Lowe's, and it's been blooming non stop. Very resistant to Blackspot. Stays lush and sends out many canes. Easier than knockout. Rose is not fragrant but the color is stunning red and so is the rose form. Not affected by our 100 deg temps. Fast becoming my favorite plant.
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most recent 13 AUG SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 23 FEB 18 by plisa
Hi Marina!

I love the blends, and this rose is definitely the tops with the varied colors. Can't find any US suppliers. Where did you buy yours from?

Thank you,
Lisa
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 FEB 18 by Marina's Garden. Crawfordville, FL
Hi Lisa, I've grown mine from the cutting my friend gave me a few years ago. I am not sure if I can share or propagate it.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 13 AUG by NewDawn
Was anyone ever able to locate a US source for this plant?
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most recent 11 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 3 APR 07 by Wendy C.
Heirloom grabbed me by the nose in Home Depot years ago, and I would not be without one in my garden. Mine has been moved three times, once across country and never blinked. It is disease resistant and very winter hardy. This is one I would recommend to any novice rose grower. It is a bloom machine and requires very little attention.
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Reply #1 of 8 posted 6 MAR 11 by anonymous-501906
I am surprised to see the zone 7 rating for Heirloom on HMF. This rose has been bullet-proof here in the unforgiving cold/hot/dry/windy zone 5 (or lower) climate of the high desert in Central Oregon. I have moved this rose twice and it has continued to reward me with it's fragrant, beautiful lavender flowers for over 12 years. We recently experienced a cold front with night time temperatures down to -6 this March which resulted in heavy damage (& death) to most Hybrid T's in my garden. To my surprise... not only did Heirloom suffer "any" damage to the canes... it fared far better than the Buck rose Distant Drums beside it. To top it off, it has never shown even a hint of black-spot or powdery mildew that afflicts her other poor neighbor Henri Martin. Based on my experience, I cannot recommend this rose enough. I have an affinity to OGR's but this one never seems to let me down. I have only a couple grafted roses as they are more of a challenge in my climate, but my Heirloom happens to be one of them. And, even in grafted form it continues to thrive.
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Reply #2 of 8 posted 13 MAY 12 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Heirloom as own-root died through my zone 5a winter, and Heirloom as grafted-on-Dr.Huey is prone to blackspot & losing all its leaves during heavy rain.
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Reply #3 of 8 posted 1 JAN 17 by Lavenderlace
Own root behaves the same way for me!
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Reply #4 of 8 posted 4 MAY 17 by Lavenderlace
I now have grafted as well as own root. We had a couple of very humid days and all bs and defoliated. There are some pretty purple flowers on bare spindly bushes though! I moved some from a clay mix to sandy fast draining soil in full sun but the end results are the same here no-spray.
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Reply #5 of 8 posted 4 MAY 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
My 2nd own-root died this past winter (inside my garage). A week ago I bought Heirloom as bare-root ($5) grafted-on-Dr.Huey. I planted it 6 feet from a large tree, so that spot is eternally dry & won't get wet. Dave and Deb Boyd posted the best bush of Heirloom (grafted on Dr.Huey) in their alkaline loamy soil & zone 5a, with only 12" of rain per year. That's very little compared to my 20" of rain this past winter, plus 40" during spring flood & summer, for a total of 60" of wetness.
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Reply #6 of 8 posted 4 MAY 17 by Lavenderlace
I hope that you have good luck with yours! I'm expecting mine to behave in the summer when it rarely rains but if they don't, there are so many that are so much more reliable in my area.
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Reply #7 of 8 posted 10 JUL by plisa
I have had the exact same experience with Heirloom. I have lost a 3-4 plants now. It does well initially, even pulls through winter. But get's heavy blackspot, defoliates and then plant becomes progressively weaker and simply disappears. Mine have been grafted. I love the flower and fragrance. but no luck growing this one.
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 11 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for the info.
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most recent 2 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 MAY 18 by plisa
Has anyone tried cross pollinating Rugosa, since it abundantly sets hips and creates seed pods. I was very interested in hearing what roses you were able to create from the attempt? I will be trying my hand at cross pollination this year..
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 1 MAY 18 by Margaret Furness
There are lots of rugosa descendants listed. You have to be quick to prevent the rugosa self-pollinating.
It's prudent to assume that rugosa seedlings, like their parents, will sucker (sometimes aggressively) if grown on their own roots.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 MAY 18 by HubertG
Plisa, the only rugosa I ever grew was 'Blanc Double de Courbet', and it didn't set hips, so don't try to use that as a seed parent. It has a beautiful fragrance though.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 2 MAY 18 by Andrew from Dolton
'Blanc double de Coubert' sets loads of hips.
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