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'Laguna ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 100-711
most recent 11 JUN 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JUN 17 by Torachan
I have several Laguna climbers along south facing wall. The blooms are among my favorite in terms of form and fragrance. These bushes survived harsh spring weather over 4 years 2013 to 2016 but the weather did reduce blooming. The leaves are glossy and resist leaf disease; thorns are sharp. One of the best of the Kordes roses that I grow.
Discussion id : 100-268
most recent 29 MAY 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 MAY 17 by Nastarana
Introduced in 1994. USA patent in 2006. (sigh)

There is probably nothing we can do about it, but I do deplore the way European breeders manipulate our (American) patent laws.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 29 MAY 17 by Patricia Routley
I cannot see any manipulation, but a closer look at those dates might help you.
BRED by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 1994).
Introduced in GERMANY by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2004.
U.S. patent application March 2, 2005
U.S. Plant Patent granted August 1, 2006
Introduced in UNITED STATES by Wayside Gardens in 2008 as 'Laguna'.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 29 MAY 17 by Nastarana
Thank you. That does make a little more sense.

There is now in the USA a European rose named 'Karl Ploberger', a very nice yellow shrub, which seems to be gaining popularity among gardeners. So far, it is not patented in the USA, according to the HMF entry. So soon as it becomes more popular in North America, it no doubt will be. So, instead of waiting the usual, and quite reasonable, 20 years to propagate a favorite rose, one sometimes has to wait 25 or 30 years from the time of introduction into the North American market
Discussion id : 68-938
most recent 21 DEC 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 DEC 12 by Plater
Very free flowering, healthy and vigorous in southern Sweden. Stands out among many climbers.
Discussion id : 51-514
most recent 28 MAY 12 SHOW ALL
Initial post 11 JAN 11 by buckeyesouth
Extremely vigorous. In the second year, it had covered an arbor here in southern Ohio and was loaded with blooms. Very double deep reddish pink flowers. Lots of deadheading! Fragrant, but I don't remember how to describe it. Growth was a bit overwhelming, but would that other climbers had this "problem." Very thorny, so pruning is not a delight.I don't remember rebloom to speak of.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 11 JAN 11 by HMF Admin
Thanks for sharing your experience.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 28 AUG 11 by buckeyesouth
Since posting this, I definitely have more reservations about Laguna. It was too hot and wet when it flowered this spring, and flowers quickly wilted. Late in the summer it energetically sends out many very thorny shoots, and it is no picnic to have to prune these. Probably too vigorous and too thorny.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 28 MAY 12 by SteffenAlbrecht
The vigour of this rose is astonishing. We planted one in autumn 2010 and not in the very best soil either and in an inverted corner between two concrete walls, facing west--only late afternoon light there--and it's practically been exploding. 18 months later it's a breast-high, barrel-chested mass of glossy green foliage swallowing up the neighbouring plants. The fragrance of the flowers is overwhelming. Still, I'm not really fond of the colour or the form of the flowers (they're a fuzzy blob of pink to me), so while I admire this rose for its vitality I would probably not plant it again. (We're in zone 8a.)
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