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Discussion id : 124-746
most recent 3 JAN SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 DEC by MsMagsMn-4b/5a
An absolute stunner - mine is in a boulevard in a city setting, and it has absolutely exploded. I remove 1/3 every year and it grows like crazy. The foliage is super healthy and the blooms stop people in their tracks.

I do nothing to winter-protect it and haven't lost a single cane to a Minnesota winter. It does sucker somewhat but nothing unmanageable.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 30 DEC by delaney
It is the one that I look forward to seeing bloom the most every year. I just love it.
And that fact that it suckers may be protective, I imagine. Even if the top of the plant gets hit, the runners will shoot back up?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 3 JAN by MsMagsMn-4b/5a
Yeah, I've seen a little of that - sometimes I have to trim it back a bit from the sidewalk, and it seems to send new growth up along that edge of the cement. I'm always just amazed how it leafs out every year to the very tip of the canes - it has suffered no dieback whatsoever, which is just incredible.

And yes, the The form is just incredible. I need to get some of my pics up here, ha.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 3 JAN by delaney
I did have it coming up between the pavers once! Which I kind of admired. cheers.
Discussion id : 124-671
most recent 27 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 DEC by Unregistered Guest
Available from - Treloar roses, Victoria, Australia
Discussion id : 103-826
most recent 1 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 1 AUG 17 by Sambolingo
Available from - Old Market Farm
Discussion id : 88-693
most recent 14 OCT 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 OCT 15 by pvaldes
A full double rose that is also really flat, like chopped with a knife. The color starts as a rich and saturated crimson tone, but can fade to purple in clay and finally expose a green excavated central circle. It looks huge in photos, but is not much bigger than the other Gallica (All this group have relatively small roses).

The shrub is disease-free and undemanding as long as is correctly grafted and can not run wild. A real beauty in all stages of the life of the flower. I love it.
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