*** Growing near Houston, TX: sub tropical zone 9a. Mild winters, hot, extremely humid summers that last half the year. ***
Purchased on ebay Fall 2011
10/22/2012- Plant is currently about 1x2 after cutting back this past August due to a serious chilli thrips infestation. She is bouncing back well and putting out nice growth.
June 2013- Potted and ready to move to our new house. She came out of the ground sort of messy, but has already started growing again.
Nov 2015- Planted in new garden
4/2016- has done very well in full all day sun in a bed that gets really dry during summer. Size is 3 x 3. Blooming like a champ.
2/28/2017- I have a happy Maggie here! Size is about 4w x 5h. Not dense so far though, growth is more open.
3/21/2017- Really impressive spring flush this year!
4/1/2019- Size is 10 x 10. In need of a pruning.
5/1/2019- I have officially tamed the beast! Pruned Maggie down to about 3 x 3 (she can take it), but whoever said this rose is thornless is outright crazy. I wouldn't say there are a large number of thorns, but they are insanely sharp and curved. I actually managed to get my ear hooked!! by an errant cane yesterday, and had to maneuver around to get myself released.
7/24/2019- Size has bounced back to a dense 5w x 4h and she's back to being bloomy. This is a great rose.
10/15/2021- Maggie had no problem with our Texas winter storm last winter where several other antiques struggled and a few died.