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'William Shakespeare 2000 ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 86-184
most recent 3 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 JUN 15 by pvaldes
Not very disease resistent for me, just fine. Always a little chlorotic, some mildew, a little blackspot... (not rust at all, this is true), but this rose is a real beauty.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 JUL 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
As updated this July 2018, W.S. 2000 survived EIGHT zone 5a winters as OWN-ROOT, and is among my top 10 roses (out of 110 own-root-varieties). It's healthy only after I made the soil loamy, and blooms well with tons of acidic rain. Flowers are best in partial shade & few hours of morning sun. Japanese beetles don't care for its tightly packed petals and its old rose scent.
Discussion id : 74-314
most recent 29 SEP 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 SEP 13 by Renato Emma
Rosa Inglese a cespuglio, Gruppo Rosa Antica Ibrida, a portamento ordinato ed eretto. Fogliame sm/lucido, verde opaco. Fiori grandi, cremisi vellutato, che sfuma a porpora con l'età, singoli o in mazzi. Fragranza calda e intensa, di Rosa Antica. Rustica e resistente malattie. Rifiorente. H.110cm L.70cm. Adatta x fiori da taglio.
(ROSACEAE) (David C.H.Austin, David Austin Roses Ltd., UK, 2000)
Discussion id : 34-866
most recent 25 AUG 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 16 MAR 09 by Jeff Britt
I bought a plant of AUSromeo three years ago and eagerly awaited the flowers and was looking forward to a distinct improvement in the health and vigor of the Austin reds. I shovel pruned the plant after it's first flowers. The leaves were absolutely covered with rust and would soon defoliate after contaminating every plant nearby.
The three flowers it produced were lovely -- rich crimson and very fragrant. I cannot, however, have a rust magnet in my garden, so William Shakespeare 2000 has no place in it.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 AUG 12 by Anita silicon valley
Maybe you got William Shakespeare instead. That one is known for rust; William Shakespeare 2000 isn't.
Discussion id : 54-915
most recent 9 DEC 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 7 JUN 11 by Fuentes
Is William Shakespeare 2000 a thorny bush?.
Mine has got scattered and barely foliage too. What do you think about it?. I have some doubts about the identity of this rose.
Thank you for your help.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 DEC 11 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
W.S. 2000 color is purple in hot temp., then turns dark-red in cold weather. His petals are tightly packed, rather than loose. Your picture looks like L.D. Braithwaite, very pretty! William Shakespeare is hardy in my zone 5a and 100% healthy. The scent is Violet old rose in my alkaline soil. As own root he's wimpy the 1st year, only a few blooms. The second year is great, compact like a mini-rose (1' x 1'), blooms lots in partial shade, 4 hours of morning sun.
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