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StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
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Initial post 6 OCT 12 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Chicago Peace is the Queen of Roses: the bloom so big and gorgeous that it's a centerpiece in any garden. One drawback: it's quite thorny, but the bush is compact so the risk is low.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 MAR by Jerilin
How is this rose for winter hardiness in zone 5a? Still loving it? Thanks
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Initial post 6 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I admire your purple "Flying Kiss" climber, will look for that at local HomeDepot. Is "Flying Kiss" sold as own-root, or grafted on Dr.Huey ?? Thanks for any info. Saw a bed of your "My Girl" rose at nearby Cantigny Rose Park, amazing healthy leaves & tons of blooms. Also saw a bed of your "Kashmir" rose at Chicago Botanical Garden, zone 5b ... amazing health & so many blooms. A friend in zone 5a raved about your "Kiss me" rose, which she bought from Lowe's. I bought your Grandma's blessing, so many blooms in a pot at HomeDepot ... I was torn between that versus Pink-Knock-out, and I chose Grandma's blessing at the end ... love those shiny & healthy foliage.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 FEB by Rosesbyping
Wow! Thank you for the nice comments and the love of roses! FlyingKiss(aka:True Gratitude) on it own root this year release in limited quantity, if you find in any store please grab it as soon as you can! Hopefully our production will be caught up! Again, thank you! sincerely Ping
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Initial post 9 FEB 12 by Jerome Molokie
Having grown this rose for only 11 months now, I am very pleased with it. It has beautiful growth habit, lots of foliage (the description says "medium green" but to my eye it's darker, with bronze new growth and stems that stay a mahogany color - most attractive) and bushy habit. It does send out some longer shoots, but where I have it planted it is not an "octopus". Its flowers are very fragrant and produced with regularity. After the experience of these past 11 months - I liked Young Lycidas so much that I ordered more bare root plants to put in this season as well. A very nice rose.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 17 AUG by mamabotanica
Still doing well? I bought a Barbara Streisand own root hybrid tea for the lovely purple color and fragrance but in the photos on here some look more silvery than I like. Wondering if I should gift it to someone and plant Young Lycidas in that spot (Bright morning and afternoon sun but full shade from about 2 pm onward in my warm zone 10 Pasadena garden.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 17 AUG by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Barbra Streisand as own-root gives me a hard-time in hot & dry weather. The color is dull-gray-purple. Leaves fried in full-sun at mid 80 F. So I moved Barbra to 4 hours of morning sun .. bloomed well with tons of acidic rain & flash flood. Then we got into hot & dry and I watered with my alkaline-tap water for only 4 days, and Barbra immediately broke out in blackspot (so wimpy as own-root). In contrast, folks report about Young Lycidas: 1) good for the vase 2) can take full-sun 3) leaves are similar to Sharifa Asma, and Sharifa Asma behaves well in hot & dry as own-root for me.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 23 AUG by Jerome Molokie's still plugging along. Great rose
Reply #4 of 5 posted 17 FEB by mamabotanica
How big is it in your garden? I have a small spot that I could fit a smallish rose in (3x3 ideally but 4x4 could work) and I know that Austins are notorious for growing to gargantuan proportions in Southern California. Does she stay petite or perhaps pruning to keep her under control?
Reply #5 of 5 posted 20 FEB by Jerome Molokie
I'd say it would be easily maintainable at 4 x 4 or even smaller. At least that's been the experience here at the abbey.
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Initial post 13 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I bought Anna's Promise as own-root this June. Can it handle hot sun above 90 F, or does it need partial shade? Thank you.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 17 FEB by Robert1
It does fine in the heat. Blooms are long lasting.
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