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'Spartan' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 127-088
most recent 19 APR 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 APR 21 by Nastarana
I bought a rose labelled 'Spartan' this morning at a feed and hardware store named Tractor Supply. That is a chain in New York State and maybe other East Coast states. I have the bush, peat pot and all, soaking in water right now.

There were three at that particular TS and they looked not bad for health. Some years the TS roses are horrible; this year not so bad. Here's hoping it is correctly labelled.

Maybe someone at Tyler has decided to propagate 'Spartan' this year, and maybe it will show up in body bags later.
Discussion id : 97-435
most recent 12 FEB 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 FEB 17 by Patricia Routley
What causes a leaf edge to roll under - as in my photos 002, 004, 009 and 013? Is this a characteristic of all 'Spartan's - or just in the Australian clone? I have seen the same foliage on 'Spartan' in widely different locations in damp Northcliffe, dryer Pinjarra, and hotter Renmark.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 11 FEB 17 by billy teabag
Many of the photos of in the 'Spartan' entry show the rolled leaf edges Patricia. The two promotional photos show the younger leaves with prominent serrations but in the photo from the American Rose Annual, the edges of the older leaflets appear to be curved under.
The rolling of the leaf edges makes it difficult to judge how serrated the leaflets are. What's your opinion?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 12 FEB 17 by Patricia Routley
Yes, I did note the other photos with the rolled edges, but I was hoping to get others opinions on their 'Spartan's leaf edges. The 1957 Arp catalog photo has prominent serrations and the 1950 American Rose Annual has smaller serrations at the top of the leaf. In the last month of summer, my leaves have extremely small serrations at the top of the leaf only. In the lower base, there appears to be none to very, very small - almost a pretence of a serration.

I have seen photos of a foundling with the leaf edges rolled under and I was wondering if this was an identifying trait from an ancestor - or an offspring. Are there any other roses that anyone has seen where the leaves roll under?
Discussion id : 74-399
most recent 4 OCT 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 OCT 13 by Patricia Routley
I wish I saved them...........that Spartan saw me from age 11 to age 36.............and I just "forgot" to not let it get tilled under pavement.............regret, regret, regret................- Goncmg.

Never regret. Just go out and buy one!
I've had 'Spartan' with me from age 60 to 73 - and I know it will be with me for another 27 years yet. Just last year I struck another one on its own roots and in this exciting opening spring, it looks just fine. - Patricia
Discussion id : 44-655
most recent 24 JUN 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 MAY 10 by Carlene
This rose is also shade tolerant. I have mine in a pot under the outer branches of a tree - gets only 2-3 hours of sun per day. Very disease resistant - no blackspot.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 24 JUN 10 by rosesnpots - (elizabeth m)
Thanks for the info. I am always looking for shade tolerant roses and especially floribundas.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 24 JUN 10 by Carlene
You won't be sorry if you get Spartan. Beautiful blooms for cut flowers and they smell wonderful, this is probably the most fragrant floribunda I know. This is a very healthy and vigorous rose.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 24 JUN 10 by rosesnpots - (elizabeth m)
Yes, I think this is one I need to get. Hardwood Roses has it so I will ask Connie to propagate it for me.
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