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Discussion id : 119-874
most recent 21 JAN 20 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 JAN 20 by steve fritz
In my zone 8 North Carolina garden this rose produced a reasonable number of beautiful blooms atop a 6+ foot tall & 3 foot wide plant.

It is completely without fragrance and will defoliate without spraying.

It is fertile as a seed parent.
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Discussion id : 117-915
most recent 7 AUG 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 7 AUG 19 by Michael Garhart
After growing this rose for a few years, I've grown to dislike it. It's the same height or taller than me, and I'm quite tall. It doesn't merge well with the landscape. The foliage and blooms are quite pretty, but it's a skyscraper. And its not a skyscraper like Selfridges, which bends down to your face and sometimes a little lower. Its straight as a pencil. It is going to get the shovel treatment. Reminds me of when I grew Lynn Anderson or Prima Donna. Cool roses, but they're large-flowered roses taller than someone 6'3 in a cool season climate and don't even bend down. That's a problem.
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Discussion id : 92-697
most recent 13 MAY 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 13 MAY 16 by Michael Garhart
I agree with the breeders estimate that the seed parent is Heart of Gold (McGredy). I used to grow it. My estimation for the pollen parent is not a propriety seedling, but possibly 'Mon Cheri'.

My estimation is based on a few factors. First, the snub-centered, rounded blossoms are unusual. See: Mon Cheri, Patsy Cline. Next, there is the color phototropism, but that isn't so rare, but it is when it includes passing shades of carnation pink, before going darker. Then, the ridiculously long peduncles not found in the background of 'Heart of Gold'. Last, that rugose, boxy foliage. Its another very odd quality found in very few roses.
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Discussion id : 79-192
most recent 26 JUN 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 JUN 14 by goncmg
Love this rose. The coloration doesn't photograph as unique as it looks in person---the yellow is an odd tone for me, somehow earthy but very bright and the red margin is brilliant magenta and starts just so slightly on the petal edge. Very striking. Wish the parentage had been recorded. Does anyone have any guesses? Roses really aren't shade tolerant in general but this one really dislliked any shade whatsoever in my yard. Had it planted on the patio where it would be in shade until noon then full sun noon-sundown. Others did just fine but the entire plant of this one tilted towards the west the way roses planted in full shade will do. Interesting quirk. In full, blazing sun now and happier than ever...............
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