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'Ballerina' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 118-378
most recent 12 SEP 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 12 SEP 19 by Marlorena
….in England these days, at least where I am, gets totally covered in black spot from midsummer.. no spray garden... it doesn't affect the blooming and still manages to look wonderful... except close up...
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Discussion id : 52-293
most recent 6 APR 12 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 15 FEB 11 by evan500
I've had a Ballerina for a couple of years. I live outside of New York City — we have hot, humid, fairly rainy summers. I definitely have blackspot problems with this rose. My garden has always basically been green (no synthetic chemicals). I have seen beautiful specimens of this rose, but I'm going to replaced mine with something with better disease resistance for my area.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 16 FEB 11 by Palustris
It works best as a landscape shrub mixed in with perennials and other woody plants. When it blooms it looks beautiful, when out of bloom it just blends in with the other plants and any naked stems don't show.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 16 FEB 11 by evan500
That's a nice suggestion. I'm not sure I have a good spot like that where I could move it to, but I'll keep it in mind.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 6 APR 12 by Chris
must be the city.
it's as happy as can be up here in northeast ct.
no spray.
open green, fully bushy.
always blooming.
what more?
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Discussion id : 41-129
most recent 13 DEC 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 13 DEC 09 by Jeff Britt
In California, Ballerina grows very robustly on its own roots. I can't imagine how it would grow grafted on a vigorous rootstock -- too big, I suspect. I agree with Cass about blackspot -- here it only gets a bit very late in the season when the rains set in. I have had problems with mites on the foliage, though. It's the only rose I've grown that had an attack of mites. A little ivory soap and it shrugged them off and kept on blooming.
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Discussion id : 35-889
most recent 24 APR 09 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 APR 09 by Chris
I was concerned about winter hardiness. No more. It did the best of all my roses except the Canadian Explorers and rugosas.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 24 APR 09 by Cass
Zone 6?
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