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'Indigo' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 145-052
most recent 23 MAY 23 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 MAY 23 by Kim W Florida 10b Humid
Available from - High Country Roses
Discussion id : 132-976
most recent 22 MAY 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 MAY 22 by eihblin
Mine is terrible about sending out suckers. I bought it grafted, but it seems to have gone own-root...
Discussion id : 128-535
most recent 21 APR 22 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 JUL 21 by Nola Z5a WI
High Country Roses lists Indigo as zone 4. I'll be planting it this fall in z5a. The reason I post the comment that High Country Roses states zone 4 is so that people who live in colder climates can decide if they want to chance it. The Advanced Search tool won't be as helpful to me and other cold rose growers if roses are in the z6-9 (default), as roses listed in the z6-9 won't show if I do a search for zone 5a. I do grow z6 roses because I winter protect with mulch and haven't lost any, must be a micro climate? I realize that growers want to sell roses so may state the rose will grow in a colder climate, so far, not a problem in my garden. Several members comment that they grow it in zone 5. I will update if it fails.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 21 JUL 21 by Nastarana
It grows well for me in zone 5, upstate NY. One caution, for me it was a slow starter, but I have it in a partly shaded area. It does fine left on its own now, but might need TLC the first year or two.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 21 JUL 21 by Nola Z5a WI
May I ask how long you've had it planted? What size it is and how frequently it blooms? Do you winter protect? Thanks!
Reply #3 of 4 posted 22 JUL 21 by Nastarana
I have had it about 8 or 9 years now. I do not winter protect Portlands, albas or rugosas. Indigo is far less prone to leaf browning, known as "Damask crud"; than many of the others of the Portland group. Size in a partly shaded location: it grows tall and narrow but I think that is because it is reaching for light. I suspect it would make a nice small to medium sized bush with more sunlight.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 21 APR 22 by OGRfairy
Thank you for sharing this information! I am also in Z5a in NE WI. How did she do this winter?
Discussion id : 131-548
most recent 4 FEB 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 FEB 22 by Marlorena
''Laffay, France c 1830
Good upright bushes with smooth long leaves of good green. Hispid Hep. This is a spectacular rich, dark purple rose, with expanded shape, flushed with dark crimson, showing a few stamens, and occasionally a white streak or mark. Warm scent. Fine display at midsummer and again later. Perhaps the richest and most effective of dark purple roses. 4 feet.''
The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book, published 1994.

Of course he would not have seen 'Munstead Wood' when he wrote the above.

UK applicable..
Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 FEB 22 by Patricia Routley
Thanks Marlorena. Reference added.
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