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'Showbiz' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 65-186
most recent 10 APR 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 JUN 12 by goncmg
LOVE this rose. Long ago was the parent of a little hybrid I let go, read my profile for more info................I treat this one as a shrub. It, for me, strongly resents any sort of pruning. Simply dead-head it, take the huge basal break bloom sprays down to the closest node, do nothing else. 2 years ago I thought I was doing it a "favor" by pruning it hard and it took a year to recover. Mine is in its 5th year in a pot, sleeps in the garage, barely sleeps as it is doing those red bedders so popular in Northern Europe well: it is always the first to break, always............a solid rose, but again, I recommed this one be planted and TREATED as a "SHRUB" not only per pruing but also as it seems to always be in bloom. Disease? Here in hot/humid 6a this one is all over the board. In some years, NOTHING. I some years, blackspot is an isssue. THIS year it has mildew but no matter what, it keeps on going and the plant may look at times a little denuded of foliage but like good ol' Mme. Isaac Perriere the Bourbon Queen of Blackspot, somehow, Showbiz can just keep on sprouting basal breaks and keep on blooming plagued or not plagued or half plagued..............without a doubt I recommend this one.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 8 APR 21 by ParisRoseLady
Hi! I was wondering if you could give a pronouncement on the mature height and spread of this bush. The description lists it as only 2', however I was wondering if it gets larger over time, or in climates with a longer growing season? Where is your location? Thanks much in advance, Claire aka ParisRoseLady, Zone 7B, Albuquerque NM.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 8 APR 21 by goncmg
Hi there. I grew it for years in Columbus, Ohio. The growing season there probably isn’t much shorter than where you are. For sure much wetter. It is not a big rose, I would say 3 x 3 with modest pruning. I kept mine about 2 x 2. It won’t be smaller than that. It is a great variety and can throw some spectacular panicles of bloom.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 10 APR 21 by ParisRoseLady
Thank you so much for the reply, our growing season here in NM starts in February, with many 60-70 degree days, and increasing thereafter, with periods of spring cold and then settling into 70-80's now in April. I've read on this forum of folks who have long seasons of hot temps making their roses bigger, compared to the 'regulation' size, ie the one put out by the breeder, also roses hybridized in Europe like Kordes, Meilland and the UK breeders will have shorter growing seasons and longitude/latitude sun differences, making the bushes up to 2' taller here in the US, such as in places like AZ, TX, FL, etc. Seeing as Showbiz is a Tantau rose out of Germany and the size issued as 'German-size', (if that makes sense), I thought Showbiz might be more on the taller/wider size in these longer hotter gowing climes in these parts of the US. My current Showbiz is grown in a container, so it's hard to know the 'true' size. I'm going to be planting it into a landscape, along with many other container roses in the near future, so was wondering what to expect. PS: I always enjoy your posts, you have a lot to say about roses, very interesting and insightful, I've bookmarked you as a friend on this site, if that's ok...
Discussion id : 84-610
most recent 2 MAY 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 MAY 15 by Nastarana
'Showbiz' is being sold in bodybags at Walmart this spring. Here's hoping it is true to name. Mine is growing vigorously; so much so that I am guardedly optimistic that it might be a virus free clone.
Discussion id : 50-134
most recent 28 NOV 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 NOV 10 by York Rose
The Montreal Botanical Garden recommends this rose as resistant to blackspot, powdery mildew, and rust:
Discussion id : 44-930
most recent 19 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAY 10 by monimoni
showbiz is now in its 3rd season, i have planted it in my front yard, i didnt know at the time but this rose is shade tolerant, it is planted next to a tree. Showbiz performs well no matter the weather conditions. When it was first planted it was nearly destroyed by grubb attacks. Last year it was still recovering, and this season it has started off wonderfully. The bush has vigor, fast growing, many buds,the canes are thicker and supports the cluster of flowers well. The flowers last on this bush the longest out of the 88 roses in my garden, i have had flowers last 2weeks on this bush. I have never cut this flower for the vase, but i will this year since the canes are thicker. This rose is disease resistant, no blackspot,mildew or rust ever!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 18 MAY 10 by Kathy Strong
Where is your yard? Showbiz gets plenty of disease here in Southern California.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 19 MAY 10 by monimoni
iam in zone 6 PA, and showbiz is one of the cleanest roses i have. I do spray weekly, but for me this rose has been resistant to disease.
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