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'William Shakespeare 2000 ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 129-235
most recent 8 APR SHOW ALL
Initial post 1 OCT 21 by HeathRose
Can someone who has grown both roses compare this rose to Munstead Wood please? Just wondering if I really 'need' both!
Reply #1 of 4 posted 1 OCT 21 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
2000 was a weak grower for me. Munstead was not.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 2 OCT 21 by HeathRose
Hi Robert, thanks so much, that is interesting. Munstead Wood does have healthy thick stems for me.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 3 OCT 21 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Health and vigor depend on many variables, like climate, choice of rootstock, and or growing own-root.

2000 was a better grower than Austin's original, 'William Shakespeare', but marketed over twenty years ago.

Austin is constantly working to improve introductions.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 8 APR by Gdisaz10
In my hot humid climate Munstead Wood looks better, also Falstaff. William S.2000 suffers from blackspot every summer. I would say the description of very disease resistant is incorrect as the rose is very susceptible to black spot
Discussion id : 53-719
most recent 22 MAR SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 APR 11 by bungalow1056
My planting took a few years to take off but it has become a substantial shrub after 3 seasons. Our summers in NC are hot and humid so blackspot is sometimes an issue. WS 2000 just shrugs it off. With prevention, I've noticed a major decrease in any fungal issues. The listing describes a 4ft growth habit but mine has put out an 8ft cane that I cut back to 6ft with good results. Several new canes have shot up off the roots this spring. The fragrance on this guy is powerful and rich.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 4 SEP 20 by DLEverette_NC_Zone7b
I know it's been a while since this post, but I'm in NC as well and wanted to purchase this rose. Does it still regularly put out the long octopus canes for you? I have a spot where that might be useful in my garden.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 22 MAR by Rosarian-du-Nord
What are your BS prevention tactics?
Discussion id : 140-192
most recent 22 MAR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 MAR by Rosarian-du-Nord
Does WS2000 produce hips?
Discussion id : 121-340
most recent 22 JUL 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 5 MAY 20 by geozte
I have an own root WS2000. The flowers on one stem are pink, unlike the others.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 5 MAY 20 by Patricia Routley
The grandmother, ‘Mary Rose’ went on to produce six sports. It looks like she is still exerting her influence. .
Reply #2 of 3 posted 6 MAY 20 by geozte
Thank you for the info.
So this is like it took the color from the grandmother (Mary Rose) and the number of petals from the mother (Dark Lady) :-)
Will this affect the plant? Can I propagate it?
Reply #3 of 3 posted 22 JUL 21 by sandsock (PNW 8a)
20 years it the patent, you can propagate it, but you need to use AUSromeo as the name is trademarked or copywritten on the red one, I guess you could name the sport Bill Shakes 21...haha Does it still have the same scent?
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