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'Fourth of July' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 46-790
most recent 20 JAN 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 15 JUL 10 by kernalchick
I planted 2 Fourth of July climbers, 1 per side, on an arbor. This will be their third season in the ground and they are only about 2 feet tall. I'm in zone 7a, and they get lots of sun in my back yard. Is this normal behavior for the third year? Do you think they are planning on climbing any time soon?

I'm seriously thinking of moving them elsewhere and trying another set of climbers...perhaps Elie Beauvillain. I know I'm not a patient person, but I'm thinking 3 years aught to see some growth.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 JAN 12 by Two Sisters Roses
Your rose is probably own root and is slower to get started. Give it another year.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 20 JAN 12 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
This rose is often slow to "take off." Have patience. Mine, which is grafted took several years to come into its own also -- I thought I just had purchased runty plants, but then the next year they "did their thing" and are big climbers now. So leave them be.
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Discussion id : 23-859
most recent 5 JUN 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 31 JAN 08 by Unregistered Guest
Is the Fourth of July Climber a good rose for an beginner level gardener in zone 7?

If not then what would you suggest?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 JUN 09 by donna
Absolutely, I would say. Here in Atlanta, it has few if any problems. There are a couple of leaves with blackspot, but not much. I spray occasionally to keep it healthy as possible, but in my garden (which is rather large) I dont have time to babysit high-maintenance plants. This one gets a little care, and does wonderfully. Throw some fertilizer around it now and then, spray for fungus now and then, and it pays me back with tons of blooms all summer long.

I also grow Pink Perpetue, which does well and blooms repeatedly all summer.
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Discussion id : 27-171
most recent 7 JUN 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 JUN 08 by Judith C.
Have just seen that the French name for this rose, Hanabi, is apparently Japanese for 'firework' ... quite appropriate!
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Discussion id : 27-024
most recent 4 JUN 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 3 JUN 08 by NEroseman
'Fourth of July' appears to perform much better in warm climates, such as the West & South. In the North (Zone 6 & below) it tends to be very slow-growing & stingy-blooming.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 3 JUN 08 by Lyn G
Hi Dan !

Based upon this information, what do you think we should put up as the coldest zone for this rose ?

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 4 JUN 08 by NEroseman
I'd say probably Z6a. The test plants that we put-in at Elizabeth Park (Z6a/5b) about 4 yrs ago are only now starting to look good.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 4 JUN 08 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Even in California, this is a plant that can take a bit of time to get established. The first year for mine, I could've sworn it was a floribunda, not a climber.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 4 JUN 08 by Dave and Deb Boyd
Fourth of July took its time getting established here too. Turnaround time was a bit slow (7 to 8 weeks vs. 6 weeks normal) but flushes were decent. Performance has been excellent in years 5 and 6. Year 7 looks to be the best ever (waiting for buds to open).

Dave
South central Montana - zone 4/5
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