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'Chicago Peace' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 90-534
most recent 9 MAR 22 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 JAN 16 by drossb1986
This rose proved to be a struggle to grow. It was a demanding little plant that had a hard time growing. It also did not produce many blooms, and more than once put out oddly colored blooms (some being half pink and half yellow, others being pink with large splashes of yellow vs. the blended color it is). However, I understand the color variation is fairly common with roses that are Sports. On the flip side, IF we managed to get the plant to bloom...AND the weather was right...AND the bloom wasn't an odd color...the results were fairly stunning. From my experience, I would skip Chicago Peace and grow a more vigorous, newer variety of similar color.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 26 JAN 16 by Jay-Jay
I agree... Had the same experience over here with the plant. The few flowers it presented varied too, but not that much. It is already replaced by a better performing rose.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 9 MAR 22 by Michael Garhart
I see this complaint in other comments. The one down the street is a non-stop monster bloomer.

It is not surprising in roses that have been massively asexually reproduced, been around awhile, and possibly picked up a stealth virus of sorts. It only takes one degenerate clone to create an entire army of degenerate clones.

I have seen Peace here (its quite common west of me in Portland) as the saddest and most floriferous roses on any given street. A lot of old HTs are randomly on the street side in Portland.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 9 MAR 22 by styrax
Hopefully, virus-treated stock would be more vigorous. My first rose was Peace, and while it was a bit lackluster I honestly saw the appeal of it. Maybe not enough to say 'Gloria Dei' though!
Discussion id : 116-475
most recent 30 APR 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 APR 19 by Matthew 0rwat
Just Planted this on Fortuniana, hope it will do as well as I have been told. Another member has Peace and Chicago Peace this same way and they are both over 5 feet tall with huge blooms.
Discussion id : 110-519
most recent 4 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 MAY 18 by Yankee Doodle Stevie
My Aunt bought one of these for the front of her shop back in the 80's. Before our part of the family ever moved out west. While both My Aunt and her business are gone, her transplanted Chicago Peace is still as big and floriferous as ever. The blooms are huge, heavy petaled, and long lasting. The leaves are large and leathery. No disease. For whatever reason, it seems this sport has more success in the high desert climate than the original Peace does.
Discussion id : 67-350
most recent 8 MAR 18 SHOW ALL
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 18 by Jerilin
How is this rose for winter hardiness in zone 5a? Still loving it? Thanks
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