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most recent 1 JAN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 JAN by AndromedaSea
This rose does very very well in my humid zone 7a garden. I bought this rose from the local hardware store and it’s likely grafted on Dr Huey.

My soil is clay, and often a little wetter than I’d like. I mounded this rose a bit higher than grade, and it has not had any problems from the clay. The flowers are large, fragrant and beautiful. The shrub is upright with strong canes. I’ve seen some black spot in my no-spray garden, and this rosebush seems to be pretty resistant-a few spots here and there, but not much. The blooms just kept on coming all season, and the shrub also grew a nice amount. I liked this rose so much that I ended up buying a couple more.
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most recent 18 NOV 21 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 18 NOV 21 by AndromedaSea
How big is this rose in zone 7? What does the full-grown shrub look like?
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most recent 18 NOV 21 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 NOV 21 by AndromedaSea
A person in my local rose group claims that this rose is a *monster*, growing over 8’ tall and wide. Can anyone either verify or say otherwise? I bought this to plant near my miniatures but am re-thinking. Most sellers say that it stays small, though. Thoughts? I’m in zone 7a, NJ.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 NOV 21 by MADActuary
I planted 3 of these close together last April (2021 - Chicago area). Generally in my garden the bushes were about 2.5 foot tall - excellent soil, drainage and sunlight. Late in the year one bush threw a big basal break which perhaps grew to 3 feet with many, many blooms. This rose is not a monster grower - at least not in zone 5b. In NJ, which is milder than Chicago, you might see 4 feet tall but I would say 3 feet is your best bet. Try it - I bet you'll like it.
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most recent 16 NOV 21 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 NOV 21 by AndromedaSea
I saw in the comments that someone tried pegging this rose. I’m wondering whether anyone has tried training this rose on an obelisk or trellis? The long canes are not working well in the spot I planted her in, but the rose seems very happy and healthy, otherwise. I know I can prune into a smaller shrub, but then I’ll get fewer flowers. I want this rose to do well for me, but I don’t have space for pegging.
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