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Initial post 11 FEB 14 by goncmg
In the old ARS annual "Proof of Pudding" back from when this one was new, it is mentioned in passing that at release in 1961 or 1962 this one cost $20 or $25, had to be special ordered or something to that effect (that would be like a rose costing close to $200 today!)....the general sentiment was that the variety did not live up to its marketing, was not very special....does anyone out there have any details on this? How did a $20 rose via special order (?) come to be on the market 50 years ago? Seems it was marketed at exhibitors??
Reply #1 of 5 posted 12 FEB 14 by Patricia Routley
Cheek probably. The 1965 references says "Loves mildew, is fragrant and not worth $10.00"
And those orange photos from India don't seem very phlox pink to me.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 13 FEB 14 by goncmg
Patricia! Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying a lovely summer down under. Here in Ohio, USA we have had one of the meanest, cruelest, hardest winters in decades. Got to -15 with no snow and high winds, etc. This is why mine sleep in the garage and even then the larger ones seemed to freeze solid (which makes me nervous but I know is not usually lethal) THAT being said, lol, have you noticed that rather often on here it is the old "Eastern Block" and India that posts these pics that just look really "off?" Probably innocently, too, suspect it may just have to do with easy marketing like our waxed body bag discounts here in the US...???
Reply #3 of 5 posted 17 FEB 14 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Chris, I wondered if the color variance in the photos from India were perhaps a camera or lighting error, since even the foliage doesn't look like a natural green. The form of the bloom looks quite similar, don't you think?

My rose was new last year and didn't bloom, but perhaps this spring I'll have an opinion on whether this rose has any qualities making it unique or especially worth growing.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 2 days ago by Just-one-more-rose
And, what did you decide, if I may ask? I'm especially interested to hear about the fragrance. Thank you
Reply #5 of 5 posted today by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
My rose died over a winter, so I can't answer that.
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Initial post today by Michael Garhart
Some of mine had mauve tones in the light pink this week. Look kind of cool/eerie.

Definitely hates heat, like New Zealand does. Turned to crispy critters yesterday. It's on Year 2.5, so we'll see if it hates heat at full maturity when the roots are even more mature.
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Initial post today by Cavallo
From their website;

"To Our Rose Customers & Friends: After 30+ years of growing container grown roses & shipping bare root roses across the country, We have decided to slow it down a bit and enjoy more of what life has to offer. 2015 will mark the end of an era for us as we discontinue growing and shipping roses.", they're no longer a rose nursery.
Reply #1 of 1 posted today by HMF Admin
Notes, thank you.
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Initial post today by modestgoddess
Rose Listing Omission

Firecracker™ Kolorscape®

Firecracker™ Kolorscape®
Semi-double bright orange and yellow blossoms make a big statement of color whether planted in mass or as a single specimen. Very floriferous with flowers from early summer until frost. Foliage is medium green and very disease resistant. The shrub is compact and neat. Self-cleaning so no need to dead-head.
Disease Resistance:
Very Good
Hardiness Zone:
USDA Zones 5-9
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