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Discussion id : 69-359
most recent 10 JAN 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 JAN 13 by davidmrqtt
A few years back, I planted 12 of these (pink simplicity) plants in front of a white-railed front porch. The results were spectacular! The neighbors were impressed! These roses are not supossed to be like hybrid teas!! They are beautiful when judged according to what they are supposed to be --a mass effect with flowers held high, the color is excellent, clear, and bright . They are not individual "show flowers" like hybrid teas people... ok so they are not totally immune to black spot but they are still vigorous. I think too many people are "comparing apples with oranges" when it comes to rating. ...I think this is one of the best landscape roses available if planted in the right place and planted en mass... Footnote, "white simplicity" is poor - the flowers droop on weak stems, and "red simplicity" has sub-par color.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 JAN 13 by Kim Rupert
Thanks, David. A facet of what you wrote is climatic suitability. I'm glad to hear Pink Simplicity performs well for you in Michigan. Here in Southern California, it rusts terribly. At the coast where I tried to grow it, the plants actually died after a few years due to being so weakened by never having foliage. They were in a no spray garden, so no chemicals could be used to battle the fungus. Eight miles east of where I live, a friend has a mature, well established hedge of White Simplicity which battles tree roots and vinca major which invade from up slope from his garden. They are bullet proof there! About four feet tall, full, healthy foliage and always loaded with bloom, every bit as good as Iceberg in this climate. As you said, the RIGHT rose in the RIGHT place, for the RIGHT purpose. Not everything HAS to be a florist, exhibition HT. Thanks!
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Discussion id : 591
most recent 29 MAY 08 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
Does anyone know if this rose does well in Central NJ area? Is it disease resistant? Does it bloom repeatedly throughout the summer?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 19 SEP 03 by Unregistered Guest
I purchased 3 of these (Simplicity) roses a few years ago from Jackson Perkins. They were featured as a hedge-type, heavy blooming rose. My experience was OK, but not positive enough to buy them again. They do bloom repeatedly thoughout the summer, but did not bloom heavily for me. I would not purchase them again, since I like my roses to make a statement, which the Simpllicity doesn't do here (in MN). Re disease resistance: not better or worse than my teas. Not as resistant as I'd hope
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 21 JUN 05 by Unregistered Guest
June 21, 2005

Here in Silicon Valley, CA I want to 'make a statement' on a low hedge in some kind
of pink floribunda. did you ever find a rose to fit your needs?? Or do you still have
the 'pink simplicty"? Out here the 'Red Simplicity' does so much better, but I want
a pik color this time. K Haas
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 29 MAY 08 by Unregistered Guest
If you need a pink floribunda hedge, try the Fairy. It is a polyantha, but it is pink, always blooms, low and more rounded than upright. Or the pink iceberg. I had that one too and it had the same assets. I liked it.
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Discussion id : 26-877
most recent 29 MAY 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 MAY 08 by Unregistered Guest
Ihad 15 of these lining my driveway--I wanted a hedge border. They ALWAYS have blackspot, JBs love them, and they werent hedgelike at all. Tended to be more upright and leggy, almost like a hybrid tea in form. Not round and shrub like. I moved away from that house, and wont plant them in my new place.
If you need a pink floribunda hedge, try the Fairy. It is a polyantha, but it is pink, always blooms, low and more rounded than upright. Or the pink iceberg. I had that one too and it had the same assets. I liked it.
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Discussion id : 14-153
most recent 21 SEP 06 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 SEP 06 by Frannyor
I believe the cultivar name is JACink, not JAClink
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