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'Tiffany' rose Reviews & Comments
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.
Discussion id : 114-480
most recent 19 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 DEC 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!
Reply #1 of 8 posted 18 DEC by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I agree.
Reply #2 of 8 posted 18 DEC 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.
Reply #3 of 8 posted 18 DEC 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.
Reply #4 of 8 posted 18 DEC by Jay-Jay
You're right Robert, it repeats several times, except for this year, for it was unusually hot and dry.
Reply #5 of 8 posted 18 DEC by viscount89
Mine is own root and is trouble free.
Reply #6 of 8 posted 18 DEC 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.
Reply #7 of 8 posted 18 DEC 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!
Reply #8 of 8 posted 19 DEC by Jay-Jay
Now that's a plant, to share cuttings of!
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 Matt's Northwest Florida Garden
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.
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