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'Tiffany' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 119-349
most recent 8 DEC HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 8 DEC by Planetrj (zone 11b/H2 pH 5.8)
It seems nowadays, Tiffany is probably one of the most overlooked roses, due to it's overpopularity it garnered during the heydays of modern HT's. It almost seems axiomatic to even review Tiffany, simply because it seems that there's a little bit of Tiffany somewhere in most new cultivars out there. Understandably, it's more tender and doesn't do very well in a cold climate.

Sure, it's not the most exciting color combination at first glance, but when you see a dozen of these in a vase on a piano, it's as if they shimmer, and their elegance and fragrance overtakes the room. That's when you know you've got a classic.

When gardening non-rose collectors ask me what one rose they should get, I always tell them to get Tiffany. Simply because it's rock solid. It's not just a HT for novices, but a classy fragrant standard that should be included in the variety mix of anyone who wants one of those easy-to-care-for type, and no hassle. The ideal rose plant to give someone who you wish to surprise, knowing this one won't fail on it's own merits.

Probably one of the most well-recorded HT's in modern rose history, it's bloodline has been used by most every commercial level hybridizer, and with good reason. She laughs at BS and Mildew, thrives in poor soil, scoffs at wet weather and humidity, and champions in the heat and sun like no other HT can. Probably one of the only challenges this rose faces is the impatient few that might judge it's need to well-establish and drink up the water before it gets on a roll. When it takes off, it really takes off.

Growth form is very even. Canes are long and stems are stiff and pronounced like the neck on a Giraffe! The repeat is steady and with well restrained development, until it forms a perfect high centered bud which seems to last forever. The fragrance begins to become pronounced the morning before it begins to unfurl. Once fully open, it begins to exhibit the wonderful golden apricot base of each extremely thick petal. Usually lasting 4 days. Foliage can hold all year in mild climates. Here, the foliage can hold up to 2 years, and shows very little damage by rain or weather.

Tiffany seems to have only 2 requests: Keep the hips clipped as soon as the bud shatters, and secondly, give her plenty water, and she will keep the blooms coming! It's very important to know that Tiffany will take her time to grow an abundance of roots and sprawl out before she decides to give a full show. One thing this beauty needs is plenty of space above ground too! Maturing to 6 feet wide and equally as tall, she will become a breathtaking full bush, with very regally held flowers.

Everyone should have just one Tiffany.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 DEC by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Well said, and YES!
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Discussion id : 116-128
most recent 9 APR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 9 APR by Matt's Northwest Florida Garden
My Tiffany plant, grafted (not budded) on R. fortuniana rootstock by K&M roses is insanely vigorous and free flowering with huge long buds and massive blooms. I highly recommend his roses.
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Discussion id : 114-480
most recent 19 DEC 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 17 DEC 18 by viscount89
One of the BEST roses of all time period. This beauty is easy for beginners and rewarding for the experts. Gorgeous show quality blossoms, tidy stately bush, disease free, continual bloomer, and fragrant. This is the hybrid tea for growers who don't bother with the fussy HTs. Every rose garden should have one!
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Reply #1 of 8 posted 18 DEC 18 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I agree.
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Reply #2 of 8 posted 18 DEC 18 by Jay-Jay
Maybe in the USA, but not over here. Lack of vigor and just a few flowers scattered during the season.
The Climbing form is performing way better over here.
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Reply #3 of 8 posted 18 DEC 18 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Most clones of this variety are likely degraded from over production, viral infection, poor selection of budwood.

In happens in the best budded cultivars here over time, but no doubt the largest difference is climate.

Climbing mutations generally only flower once where I garden. In your cooler conditions repeat is probably much improved.
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Reply #4 of 8 posted 18 DEC 18 by Jay-Jay
You're right Robert, it repeats several times, except for this year, for it was unusually hot and dry.
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Reply #5 of 8 posted 18 DEC 18 by viscount89
Mine is own root and is trouble free.
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Reply #6 of 8 posted 18 DEC 18 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
You're lucky. Most are virused. Mine is.

It's a shadow of it's former self for most of us.
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Reply #7 of 8 posted 18 DEC 18 by viscount89
I've grown this since I was a child with my grandparents in the 80's. I've had amazing results in Dallas, Los Angeles, Austin, Houston, London, and Atlanta.
38 years of A+ results!
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 19 DEC 18 by Jay-Jay
Now that's a plant, to share cuttings of!
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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.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 MAY 18 by Lavenderlace
I agree! Big, beautiful blooms that are wonderful in the vase too.
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