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'Morden Centennial' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 47-370
most recent 28 NOV 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 8 AUG 10 by paul_zone5ct
I really don't get the description of this rose being very disease resistant. I have mine planted in a no-spray section of my garden. It is very winter hardy, so in Spring there is alot of live wood. The Spring bloom is usually spectacular. But after that it is all down hill. It is now early August and is totally defoliated from blackspot. I would shovel-prune it, but every Spring it redeems itself.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 9 AUG 10 by Lyn G
In the NOTES section of the rose page, you will find that this rose tested very well for disease resistance in the Montreal Botanical Garden.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 28 NOV 10 by York Rose
And the Montreal Botanical Garden continues to recommend this rose as resistant to blackspot, powdery mildew, and rust:

I have read before that there are several strains of blackspot fungus. If so then it's possible that the one the gardener in Connecticut is dealing with is different than the one found in Montreal.
Discussion id : 43-736
most recent 5 APR 10 HIDE POSTS
Reply #1 of 0 posted 5 APR 10 by HMF Admin
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Discussion id : 27-220
most recent 9 JUN 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 JUN 08 by Unregistered Guest
We've had Morden Centennial roses for about 15 years now, and are quite pleased with them. We purchaed 15 plants for our lake cabin in far northern Minnesota (about 60 miles south of International Falls). Our cabin is officially in zone 3, but winter temperatures have been recorded as low as -50 F, so it's a pretty extreme climate. The plants survived, but didn't really thrive, for about 6 or 7 winters.

Eventually, we realized that the climate was just a bit too harsh for these roses, so about 8 years ago, we dug up 10 survivors, and brought them south with us to our home in Minneapolis, MN (zone 4). All 10 of the plants that we moved have done well, and present a beautiful display when they are in bloom.

The plants are in our boulevard garden, (the 6' wide space between sidewalk and street in our front yard), so they endure a large dose of sand and salt in wintertime.

I'm posting this comment in early June, following a cold, wet spring, and the roses are just starting to bud out. I'm looking forward to a month of glorious pink blossoms that will greet me each morning and evening when I head out the door to walk the dogs.
Discussion id : 26-962
most recent 31 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 MAY 08 by anonymous-137084
It's a beautiful rose, but mine gets blackspot and does not want to repeat.
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