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'Bronze Star ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 126-624
most recent 27 MAY SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 MAR 21 by Sherrose 10a CA Hot and Dry Inland
Bronze Star is definitely one of my Top 10 favorite bushes out of about 300 that I’ve tried! I have it in a full sun location all day. However, I do give it and the other roses next to it in the garden a little watering down every morning by 8AM in the hot months from late June until November. This makes a huge difference in the health of my my bushes! Just spraying them down like this hydrates them and results in no issues with thrips or spider mites on any of my plants. It is my favorite Rose in the yellow and yellow/orange category. This is why:
1. It blooms and repeats better than just about any bush I have - even in the 100’s temps! Desert temps and in winter it rarely ever even gets down to 32 degrees.
2. It usually stays between 5 and 5 and a half feet tall -perfect for sniffing.
3. The fragrance is Medium-Strong Tea. It’s never as strong as the strongest fragrances but the fragrance is ALWAYS THERE despite the heat.
4. The foliage is super healthy and full so it doesn’t get sunburned like most of my other bushes.
5. The size of the stems varies completely depending on how much water you give it (by drip system every other day is good in the 100 temps but let it drip a half hour or more each time) and a mulch of 3” is necessary too. So, if the stems are shorter than you’d like, just water more.
6. It has these beautiful kind of lacy edges to the petals.
7. It is in most of the bouquets that I cut for people because it blooms all the time! However, the downside is that it tends to last about 4 days in a vase as compared to some varieties that will last a week in the vase. When I give rose bouquets to people, it is often the first one that they ask the name of it because the color of that rich golden orange that ages to a bright, gorgeous yellow is Stunning!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 27 MAY by BenT_TX
Thank you for the very detailed review. I’m in inland No. California myself and just bought a nice plant of Bronze Star, your review provides so much good info on what to expect. I think you are so right, in dry climates rose foliage loves a good soak. How is the repeat on this variety?
Discussion id : 132-587
most recent 28 APR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 APR by 1
An update on Bronze Star:

It did well its first season, and okay its second season. On season three, it did less than season 2. Now it is growth time for season 4, and it looks really bad.

In front of it is Scentimental, which has been there for 2 decades. Next to it is a purple flori seedling of mine, which has been there for 4 years. Both are doing quite well.

So what is happening? The stems are legitimately dying each winter, and the plant cannot replenish enough good wood each growing season to compensate. It is not cold or freeze damage. The stems just rot and canker in the very humid, wet, and cool/temperate winters we have.

Due to this, for the Pacific Northwest, I rate it lower than its parent, Just Joey.
Discussion id : 117-919
most recent 7 AUG 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 AUG 19 by Jackie13
Beautiful color, delicious scent, I love this rose!
Discussion id : 117-803
most recent 27 JUL 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 JUL 19 by 1
The reverse is different than the face, which surprised me. The face is melon orange to apricot. The reverse is golden. Some peach tinting, but definitely more golden than the petal face. Also, the blooms are huge here. I was expecting some rinky dink rose, but it has mammoth sized blooms here in NW Oregon. I was also expecting absolutely garbage foliage like its parent, Just Joey, but its not. The foliage is shiny and thick, without mildew or other random crud. It will probably get some BS like most roses do, but the foliage is a lot better than I anticipated.

My major complaint is the haphazard architecture, which I think is what contributes to its low bloom count. The flushes are on time with the other roses, but there are fewer per plant than is usual. The immense bloom size also probably doesn't help, but I think it looks cool regardless.

Going to guess the unknown parent is Marmalade. The foliage struck me as familiar, which is when I remembered 'Bewitch', the parent of 'Marmalade', foliage as very similar.
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