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'Prairie Breeze' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 127-988
most recent 3 JUN 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 JUN 21 by a_carl76
For a Buck rose, it is pretty close to mauve. It is still pink though and if I were classifying the color would place it as a deep pink. In the spring it is definitely darker pink with big blooms and with good form. In the heat of summer they are more medium pink to my eyes and about 1/2 to 3/4 the size that you see in the spring. The "mauve" coloring comes out more in the autumn when the days and nights are cooler. The size is as big as spring if not slightly larger.

Overall it is an excellent rose for the Midwest. In Des Moines, Iowa, where I live about 40 miles south of where Dr. Buck did his work, I can definitely see why it was introduced into commerce. It has virtually no disease to speak of, blooms in flushes with many blooms at a time through out the growing season.
Discussion id : 89-523
most recent 23 JUN 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 NOV 15 by PaulG
I’ve been looking at Prairie Breeze because I may purchase one next year and I suspect that there may be some mislabeled plants of Prairie Breeze out there. The roses in the pictures from Linda’s long ago roses and Hummingbird Hill are more double and appear to be lighter in color than the rest of the pictures. Also look at the sepals in the picture from Linda’s long ago roses, they are simple with no (for lack of a better term) frills. Now look at the sepals on the pictures from Kandituft, they are hard to see but you can see frills on those sepals. So based on the plant description of a bloom with 25 petals, I believe the roses in the pictures from Long ago roses and Hummingbird Hill are not Prairie Breeze because those roses have many more than 25 petals. JMHO
Reply #1 of 3 posted 23 JUN 19 by 1
Mine was super floppy. It's dark pink with a slight mauve tinge. Fragrant, huge, floppy blooms. Large leaves, but floppy foliage. Slight mildew, blackspot in summer. Composting it next week. Other Bucks have been better for me here in Oregon. I think several photos of Prairie Lass, which is great here, are more likely to be Sevilliana. PL is a very cheery tone of pink, with somewhat large blooms for a Buck rose. Sevillana is a more dull, dark tone of pink, with smaller blooms and smaller leaves. I think the problem is that many Buck roses were mixed up during the Buck craze in the 90s and early 00s. And it is hard to blame a nursery worker that sees a stippled pink and can't tell the difference which one it is. It's just how it is when things slip through the cracks of management.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 23 JUN 19 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Michael, what was the provenance of your Prairie Breeze?

The one I have here has very little fragrance and I don't recall any mauve tones at all.

It's never shown any sign of mildew here.

Thanks, Robert
Reply #3 of 3 posted 23 JUN 19 by 1
RU. You know. East Coast.
Discussion id : 111-144
most recent 31 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 MAY 18 by 1
Mine is blooming now. Mauve or purple it is not. Dusky dark pink, very double, so-so form.
Discussion id : 91-526
most recent 15 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 MAR 16 by raingreen
Is 'Prairie Breeze' susceptible to rust?

Thanks, Nate
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