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'Big Purple' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 115-588
most recent 2 MAR 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 MAR 19 by johnm99
Out of the hundreds of roses I have grown, this is definitely in the top 10 - really healthy and vigorous - great colour, reliable blooms, not bad in rain, prolific recurrence. And, of roses supposed to be fragrant, this one really is, and in a variety of weather conditions - highly fragrant. Really gives me pleasure every year.

Note previous comment - Palatine roses is spelled with a T not D - agree they are one of the best places to buy roses.
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Discussion id : 115-074
most recent 24 JAN 19 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 JAN 19 by davyjns
Always faithful and beautiful and vigorous. Zone 5 too. Strong but pleasant scent.
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Discussion id : 107-901
most recent 11 FEB 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 11 FEB 18 by davyjns
I don't understand the hardiness designations. Do they mean 7b without any winter protection for Big Purple (and others)? None of my roses have had a problem with northern winter except Mr. Lincoln and for some reason, the original "Knock Out" rose. Doesn't make sense to other people I see in their comments either.
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Discussion id : 93-270
most recent 8 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 JUN 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Survives SEVEN zone 5a winters as own-root WITHOUT ANY WINTER PROTECTION (updated as of July 2018). Very hardy & drought- tolerant. Beautiful scent. Many petals which Japanese Beetles can't get inside .. JB devour the lesser petals like Knock-out. Biggest bloom ever that last long in the vase, but petals fry at above 90 F, need partial shade for hot climate. There's also a public rose park in Canada, zone 5a that grows Big Purple.
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