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'Donatella' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 14-171
most recent 17 SEP 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 SEP 06 by Dave and Deb Boyd
Fantastic fragrance and it is a bloom machine for us. I can deal with the powdery mildew Granada gets just to smell it and see all those blooms. PM was pretty bad the first couple years. It hasn't been a big problem the last 5.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 13 SEP 07 by Leslie Davis
How tall does this rose get in your garden? Understanding you're a different zone. Does this rose bloom well for you also?
Reply #2 of 6 posted 16 SEP 07 by Wendy C.
Mine got about 3 ft here in zone 5/6, it had a nice upright habit and bloomed very well. Unfortunately mine was virused and I lost it. If you can get a healthy Granada, I think you'll be pleased with it.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 16 SEP 07 by Leslie Davis
Thank you for your reply. I was going to ask if it was 'well mannered'. This gives me some of the information I was looking for. I need to next find out how well it does in heat of 100's for periods of time.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 16 SEP 07 by Cass
Granada is an old standby rose in California, where it is still sold by the major producers. It handles the heat well, although the blooms will not hold that hybrid tea form unless you pick them in the bud. It is a very large rose in Zone 9, up to 5 and 6 feet tall. It is subject to powdery mildew, although I don't see much on it in my garden away from the coast. In coastal California, it is a martyr to mildew. I would not describe it as mannerly unless you grow it on its own roots.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 16 SEP 07 by Leslie Davis
Thank you, I appreciate all the info. This is exactly what I needed to know about this rose, I'm in the central valley CA also zone 9.

Still curious Dave, how tall does Granada get for you though??
Reply #6 of 6 posted 17 SEP 07 by Dave and Deb Boyd
Granada is a bit over 4 feet tall and wide right now. I went out and measured her a minute ago. She is loaded with buds and I'm hoping cold weather holds off long enough for most to open. The fragrance of the gaudy things is fantastic. Oh, I mentioned that.

I see Granada is one of those I need to go through and edit to include more info.
Discussion id : 10-897
most recent 17 JAN 06 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JAN 06 by Unregistered Guest
Granada blooms right through the super-hot and super-humid summers of the Houston area. It is more drought tolerant than other HT's. I never had to spray it for disease or insects and is very vigorous and prolific bloomer. It's my best HT performer of the year.
Discussion id : 9-703
most recent 31 JUL 05 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 JUL 05 by Bren's Garden
This is the first year for Granada in my rose garden and I am thoroughly impressed. While it developed powdery mildew right off the bat, I moved it to a sunnier location and it has been disease free since. The first flush was good-the second was spectacular--definitely acts like a floribunda, with all the blooms it produces-and this is just its first year! Lovely fragrance-my only complaint (if it is one)-is that the delicate colors change to deep pink within 1-2 days. Still, a very pretty rose and one that I am happy to have regaling the garden. Butterflies are attracted to it, too-must be the fragrance.--A 2007 update--Granada remained a BS/mildew magnet in my garden, though she responded well to organic spraying. She bloomed well but not prolifically and was replaced this year during the culling of the roses. I'm not adverse to trying her again in the future, though, so I can once more enjoy those blooms!
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