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'Tiffany' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 110-781
most recent 16 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 MAY 18 by ksinGA
A truly amazing rose. Performs as well as all the newest varieties. The yellow undertones make the blooms almost glow.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 MAY 18 by Lavenderlace
I agree! Big, beautiful blooms that are wonderful in the vase too.
Discussion id : 67-529
most recent 5 MAY 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 OCT 12 by goncmg
If someone who has never EVER grown roses was to come to me and ask what should they try my answer would be TIFFANY. It, unlike Queen Elizabeth which is also so easy to grow, it LOOKS like what people WANT a rose to look like: big bloom generally on a single stem, fragrant, warm pink lit gold....indestructable....hardy.............for the more saged growers I think it doesn't really "stand out" is one of those reliable "work horses" definately worth a place in the line-up but almost BECAUSE it lacks any sort of notable faults or ticks and is basically PINK it sort of gets a little forgotten about but really should be more lauded by us old rose souls..........60 years old and it is available own root, budded, mail order, upscale garden center, grocery store, probably in a fast food drive thru as well (!).........and always has been...............and always should IS what people THINK of when they think ROSE..........surprisingly it has been a parent to more notable varieties than one would think, too....some pass on the good more than others and Tiffany is one of those....I am a grower who slightly favors the abstreuse and forgets to pay attention to/love the more obvious who perform so well, are so strong, and who were introduced mid-century (my specialty/interest) and are just so SOLID.........this is a GREAT rose...........

For those who are "saged": compare Tiffany to Helen Traubel!!!! Both were AARS early 50's but 60 years ahead there is just no comparison. There wasn't 10 years later in my opinion. Traubel was still highly rated into the 70's but weak necks, no scent, can ball, color is a little mutable, and the plant just sprawls and sprawls messily.............when I think Tiffany seems "bland" I remind myself to look beyond the color and look at the plant, smell the bloom, and so on.............
Reply #1 of 7 posted 14 JAN 13 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
I truly appreciate your comment, and completely agree. You led me to realize that I haven't paid due attention to my Tiffany, for just the reasons you gave. Now I can hardly wait for May/June so I can see what I've been missing!
Reply #2 of 7 posted 2 FEB 14 by Blue Zinnia
Bravo! (or brava, as the case may be.) This is a great case in point for those of us, mostly older folks, who believe that no rose is ever "superseded" or "replaced" by something more modern. This is a great rose, regardless of anything that came before or after; it's simply itself, and very beautiful (ladies, try one of the vase-shaped buds on the lapel of a pale yellow or green summer jacket!!) The fragrance is also something special, and it carries like crazy. Add easy cultivation to that, and you've got a winner, in this or any other decade.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 6 APR 14 by Matthew 0rwat
Belinda's Dream, one of the most Blackspot resistant "Large Flowered" roses I grow, came from Tiffany. In the super humid climate of Northwest Florida, this one receives no fungicide spray except one of Lime-Sulfur during the dormant season. Believe me, this is the mecca for Blackspot.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 8 APR 18 by drossb1986
You give a spot-on review. For me, I almost ignore it as much as I ignore it's child, Belinda's Dream. There's just nothing that really bowls you over about it...except maybe for the scent. I think my biggest issue is that it the blooms are just so floppy and don't last long. 3 days and the blooms go from buds to all the petals blown off. I agree, it's an easy grower, but it's just...blah. It's like meeting the perfect significant other and them having the most bland personality. Great on paper, forgettable in reality.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 8 APR 18 by goncmg
LOVE your comment! And I do agree that somehow Tiffany may even be the "perfect" rose on paper...alas, not how it plays out for a lot of us......
Reply #6 of 7 posted 5 MAY 18 by Yankee Doodle Stevie
It sounds like we have rather similar tastes in some regards. I too consider the middle of the 20th century to be the golden age of roses. The vast majority of varieties we have grown have been released from that general era (cheating a bit on either side occasionally.)

Tiffany is indeed an all-time and modern classic. As you say, it is everything one could want in a rose. Where we are, weather can sometimes vary from the 40's one night to 90 degree highs just a day or two later. But ole gal Tiffany just keeps chugging along, looking and smelling great. There is something quite charming about it's silvery pink with gold heart flower. No disease to speak of. Cuts well. My Mom's all-time favorite, I would never be without her.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 5 MAY 18 by Jay-Jay
One ought to try to obtain the climbing version. You could cut long-stemmed roses for the vase too from her.
Discussion id : 91-676
most recent 5 AUG 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 MAR 16 by drossb1986
I can't say I've been totally pleased with Tiffany so far, although it's early:
1.) The blooms have drooped and sagged. A friend said that I needed to trim well when deadheading and that Tiffany performed better once she'd bulked up some.
2.) The blooms also seem to be very frail and delicate. Soft petals and very loose once about 1/3 to half open.
3.) The fragrance is strong and very lovely.
4.) I enjoy the soft shade of "real" pink in this rose. It's simple and charming without being flashy.
5.) Tiffany has had a mildew issue, but that could be because it is located next to Tropicana which explodes into a ball of mildew at the slightest provocation.

Hopefully with time, my Tiffany experience will improve.

August 2016 Update: Tiffany's mildew problems resolved, and with establishment the droopy heads resolved themselves. The plant grows straight as an arrow up and is currently about 6' tall. However, Tiffany isn't a fan of the 100 degree heat here in Houston. The flowers shrank to near nothing, and she's just stood tall doing not much of anything the past couple of months. I'm hoping that next year she will be 100% herself as the common consensus seems to be that she does much better once she has a year or 2 under her belt.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 23 MAR 16 by Jay-Jay
You might try the climbing version and it might suit You better.
Over here it performs (a lot) better than the original not climbing version.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 30 APR 16 by celeryrose
I have been growing Tiffany since 1973 and it is one of my favourites. Much of the problems you're having may be the result of a young, immature plant.

1.) I wouldn't worry about about the drooping sagging flower. Tiffany always wants to produce blooms even if it can't support them, much like its half sibling, Sutter's Gold.
After it gets a little bigger with a stronger root system to sustain its growth, you will find that the stems will be much thicker and fully able to support the weight of the flowers.

2.) The blooms are normally quite sturdy. The petals thick and substantial. However, it dislikes rain when you may end up with some brown petals. Thin petals and a ragged look is not what I associate with Tiffany

3.) Agreed.

4.) Ditto. The though colour may change through the course of the season, being a purer, brighter pink in good weather and more dusty rose in wet. Also a characteristic of Tiffany is that the base of the petals are yellow. This is a sure sign that you have a Tiffany.

5.) Mildew should not be an issue in a mature plant. One of mine is close to the old tea Catherine Mermet, a mildew magnet if there ever was one, but it is still clean. For a 1950's Hybrid Tea, Tiffany is tough and healthy. In my garden, it is the best of all the Charlotte Armstrong offsprings. I think you will find that your Tiffany will be much better once it matures a bit. Tiffany is one of those roses that will reward good culture. Also the growth can be quite variable. I have two plants one in my front garden and one in the back. Though, both are healthy and receive the same care, the one in front is only about four foot tall whereas the one in the back is nine. Same source, same age.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 5 AUG 17 by Lavenderlace
How is your Tiffany doing now in the heat? Mine aren't doing so much now that it's really hot and am wondering if that will resolve? Some are getting afternoon shade. Other than that, a surprisingly beautiful rose!

Update: Really stepped up the water and now they are all covered in big, gorgeous blooms. The color holds well in the heat too.
Discussion id : 76-907
most recent 25 FEB 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 14 by Slave to the garden
Overwhelming favorite. I've had the greatest of success with my tif. It is maintenance free, disease free, and the most prolific bloomer. The genetics of this plant provide an incredible shows of gorgeous shaped buds and a powerful fragrance. My tif. Is 24 years old and is the best performer overall year after year after year. Pruned correctly and somewhat crowded, produce 15to 20 inch single bud stems of magnificent form and the color does not vary with temperature . If you can find one, grab it and see what everyone is talking about.
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