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'Deep Secret' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 95-954
most recent 19 NOV 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 NOV 16 by steve fritz
Deep secret is fertile as both a seed parent and a pollen parent. In my garden it grows 6 feet high and 5 feet wide. Thorny, foliage is sparse, fragrance is great, requires spraying.
Discussion id : 83-321
most recent 22 FEB 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 FEB 15 by Rosecandy
This is a lovely dark red rose that is unfortunately armed to the teeth! When I first received it as a band it didn't have many thorns, so when I saw the new, 1" thick cane it was putting out I was very concerned about RRV due to the sheer number of sharp thorns it had. It turns out it wasn't infected, but that this rose naturally has a ton of thorns. You have been warned!

Other than the thorns I would definitely keep this rose. It has a wonderful scent and it blooms well. My bush receives direct sunlight all day every day and the bloom color consistently remained a lovely unbleached deep red. It did get blackspot, though only for about a month and when fall arrived it dropped its remaining leaves and grew new ones which were then not affected. All in all this is a nice dark red rose that will be sure to please many people...just not people like me who can't have a rose bush with so many thorns.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 FEB 15 by HMF Admin
Thanks for sharing - much appreciated by the entire HMF rose community.
Discussion id : 27-570
most recent 20 JUN 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 JUN 08 by angela
The blooms don't last long on the bush during hot weather but the color holds up better than I thought it would. The sent is good and no blackspot problems so far. I am looking forward to see how the blooms do in the cooler weather.
Discussion id : 7-124
most recent 25 JUN 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 16 JAN 05 by Anonymous-797
Does anyone know how well this rose performs in climates with cool summers? Is it good?
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUN 06 by George Mander

I've only had this rose since March and it's now late June, but it's supposed to have best form in cool weather, and I believe it. It was pretty this spring but now in scorching heat the blooms are forming a bit too quickly, not allowing the inner petals to fully form. It'll probably do better next year with a more established root system, but the cool weather is still easier on it. I think most fragrant roses also smell better in moderately warm weather, as opposed to HOT weather.

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