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'Firecracker' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 129-681
most recent 14 NOV HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 NOV by Johno
Discussion id : 129-680
most recent 14 NOV HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 NOV by Johno
Available from - Now listed by Treloar Roses as Firecracker
Discussion id : 109-870
most recent 8 APR 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 APR 18 by Plazbo
description has

"Short, bushy. Small, glossy foliage.
Height of 5' to 6' 8" (150 to 205 cm). "

short but can reach 6'8"? Where does the height info come from? I don't feel like it's correct, mines at best 60cm high by 60cm wide, it's a very branched mound shape as far as I can tell.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 APR 18 by Patricia Routley
You are right Plazbo and thank you for your observation. Corrected now to the lower cm size.
Discussion id : 105-885
most recent 5 OCT 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 OCT 17 by Plazbo
Had a very high rate of proliferation during the cooler months (autumn/early winter...Sydney is very mild), unsure if this is normal for this rose. Wasn't especially attractive with around 2/3rd of flowers having odd green spiked growth in their centers but is very pretty and very heavily blossomed from early spring until's just the last month or two or autumn that it's not remotely appealing.

Apart from that flaw it's one of the best roses I've had, certainly one of the most proific bloomers with one of the best shrub shapes I've seen. Also super fertile with good germination rates.

-edit- 20/May/2018
With a number of seedlings bred from this now just over a year old I can say a few things about traits it passes on. It's seedlings are largely powdery mildew resistant (and I've had a lot of it this year...), much better than average BS resistance, typically a shade of red (usually dark but have had a few warmer reds), well branched, decent growth rate for it's good qualities...sadly it also tends to pass on it's proliferation quite often and no fragrant offspring have been achieved so far by me. It's a bit sad when most of your healthiest looking seedlings have a big green bits sticking out the top of the flower buds. Lot of potential for healthy offspring from this rose...just a lot of them will be culled due to the ugly flaw.
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