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'Hula Hoop' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 127-823
most recent 27 MAY 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 MAY 21 by JoeyT
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Hula Hoop needed no pruning this spring after managing to come through winter with zero cane damage. We had temperatures down in the minus-twenties F with high winds too. I'm very happy with this rose and can't wait to see how it does over summer.

Updating in fall to add that this was one of my most vigorous and floriferous roses this summer. It bloomed nonstop in spite of a less than ideal location in the shade and crowded by Snow Pavement beside it.
Discussion id : 122-478
most recent 6 AUG 20 SHOW ALL
Initial post 6 JUL 20 by Michael Garhart
I feel like the photos are 2 different roses?? Or I'm insane. I'm not sure lol.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 5 AUG 20 by JoeyT
I agree that it looks like two different roses are represented in the photos. Do you think that there is any likelihood that the pictures from the San Jose Heritage garden showing larger blooms and leaves may be of Freud's Hula Hoop from 1960 which has a listing on this site but no pictures are shown? The garden may have mislabeled the plant as Moore's Hula Hoop?
Reply #2 of 5 posted 5 AUG 20 by Michael Garhart
I'm thinking some of them may be 'Hoot n Holler' or 'Circus Clown'. Some have mini foliage and some have standard foliage.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 6 AUG 20 by Kim Rupert
The photos from the San Jose Heritage actually look more like Strawberry Ice.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 6 AUG 20 by Michael Garhart
Now I'm severely confused. Is it a mini classed as a flori? I haven't seen it in person, probably because Nicole and Boomerang were super popular in in the 90s/early 2000s.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 6 AUG 20 by Kim Rupert
My photos of Hula Hoop from High Country Rosarium resemble what I remember it looking like from growing it years ago. It's also what I would expect from 44 Stripe. The Heritage photos are not correct for Hula Hoop, but they are correct for Strawberry Ice. I wish the patent photo was better. Even the black and white image there is more reminiscent of this rose than the Heritage plant. Sequoia would have used the floribunda classification for an overly tall mini. This is larger than you would expect from a mini.
Discussion id : 122-834
most recent 5 AUG 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 AUG 20 by JoeyT
This is such a fun little rose! I have it in afternoon sun only around the back of the house and it is blooming away beautifully. The buds open quite fast but then last for a good week at least on the bush without fading. It has very little fragrance but as a way to brighten an out of the way corner of the garden it is certainly excelling.
Mine is own root from High Country Roses.
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