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'Dorothy Perkins' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 44-959
most recent 21 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 MAY 10 by soul60s
I believe I have this in my yard climbing over an arbor. It has never had a rebloom. I think this is a one time bloomer.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 19 MAY 10 by Cass
Yes, it blooms only once in most climates; however, here near the Northern California coast, where summers can be cold and foggy, many ramblers will have have some scattered blooms after the spring flush.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 19 MAY 10 by soul60s
I wish it would here in RI. This is my best growing rose. I have hacked this thing down in the past, tried to pull it out of the ground and it still grew. I have since embraced the fact that it is never leaving my yard, trained it up an arbor, and now it is (when in bloom) a showstopper. I hate that it is a once bloomer though. Too pretty for just once.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 21 MAY 10 by Jeff Britt
And in coastal areas of Northern California, it can be easily indentified even when not in flower by all the powdery mildew on the current season's growth. I've never seen any rose more susceptible to p.m. than Dorothy Perkins.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 21 MAY 10 by soul60s
It does get powdery mildew. That is it though. No blackspot or rust. I spray my bushes for diseases and insects a couple of times throughout their growing season. I've gone from using a 2 gallon sprayer to using a 15 gallon sprayer, in a wagon, with a lawnmower-battery-operated pump. It's so much better. No more pumping!

I just wish it would have another flush... or even a few blooms here and there. But after June...nothing. Very disappointing.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 21 MAY 10 by Cass
See Super Dorothy.
Discussion id : 2-714
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
This floriferous, light pink rambler is non-fragrant.
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