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'Acropolis ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 126-480
most recent 16 MAR 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 MAR 21 by Unregistered Guest
Available from - Palatine Roses
Discussion id : 53-437
most recent 13 APR 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 APR 11 by Kat Lee
The sizing of this description lists it as small- 16" to 2ft; but in my US zone 7b garden, my Acropolis is well over that size (more like 3-4 ft!)
Reply #1 of 7 posted 12 APR 11 by HMF Admin
Yes, there often is considerable variation and that's exactly why we greatly appreciate when someone, like yourself, shares their experience.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 12 APR 11 by Kat Lee
I was outside today, realizing it may actually hit 5', and was very surprised! (I was thinking it would be sizewise similar to Borderer). I will post photos in the next month when she blooms.
(Bought from Hortico).
Reply #3 of 7 posted 12 APR 11 by HMF Admin
Great, we look forward to them.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 13 APR 11 by Jay-Jay
Maybe the height mentioned in the description is only reached, when the rosebush is pruned as a HT every year? (A lot of roses can also be trained as a climber, so those exceed their normal height too)
Did You prune the rosebush in spring? In my garden it stays relatively small! (I prune in early spring)
Reply #5 of 7 posted 13 APR 11 by RoseBlush
Kat Lee.........

I double checked the MR 12 REFERENCE for height and it is a little taller than originally reported on HMF, but a second look at the rose showed me that this rose was initially used as a florist rose. Growing a rose under glass vs outside can truly make a difference in the habit of the plant.

I want to add my thanks for the additional information about how the rose grows in your garden because your experience with this rose may never be found in any reference.

Reply #6 of 7 posted 13 APR 11 by Kat Lee
Hi! & your very welcome! :)
I have a love for the odd or unknown ones, so I try to find them when I can. (Wait til I post pics of my L'Ingenue!!!)
@Jay- I barely prune at all; I like the garden monsters to take up their proper space, and I plant far enough so that they won't run into eachother too much (I've had to dig up roses several times because one got too big- I bought Phyllis Bide and the 3" band grew to 6 feet in one year. I moved her neighbors!) Also, giving Russelliana 10 feet may not be enough?!
Reply #7 of 7 posted 13 APR 11 by Jay-Jay
It's a pleasure to have so much space for them!
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