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'Vanguard' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 57-870
most recent 12 OCT 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 OCT 11 by Warren Millington
I have grown this rose cultivar for seven years and where I live in Deniliquin Australia , have never seen rust on it yet. Mine only flowers mid to late spring, but when it does , has the most beautiful flowers you have seen along with a very pleasant perfume. It can get quite large, but I manage by a heavy pruning straight after flowering and then a follow up pruning of new growth to force out laterals which does not effect its spring flowering.

Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 OCT 11 by Margaret Furness
It's the only rose I've grown, in the Adelaide Hills zone 9b, that got rust. I left it behind when I moved house.
Discussion id : 46-780
most recent 16 JUL 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JUL 10 by Chill out! Roses
This has been coming back for three years here in zone 4. I keep in covered with snow during the long winters and every year it gets bigger. The dark red, almost purple stems contrast with the lime green shiny foliage making a pretty plant even when not blooming. One of the few apricot roses to survive our winters.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 JUL 10 by Cass
Good information. Thanks.
Discussion id : 36-281
most recent 6 JUN 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 12 MAY 09 by AnneU
Per most of my books, it is mentioned to be repeat flowering...
Reply #1 of 2 posted 29 MAY 09 by Barden, Paul
In 8 years this rose has never produced a single bloom once the Spring flush finished. Combined with its health problems and blooms fading to a very unattractive color after the first day, I cannot recommend this rose. There are far better shrubs to be had that are similar.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 JUN 09 by AnneU
Thanks, Anne
Discussion id : 32-914
most recent 2 MAR 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 4 JAN 09 by Loggerite
Botanica's Roses claims Vanguard "blooms through summer and autumn" and lists it as a repeat bloomer. Those of you who grow this rose, can you clarify? Thanks
Reply #1 of 2 posted 28 FEB 09 by Barden, Paul
Even at 6 years of age, mine rarely blooms again after the Spring flush. Climate may play a role, but I don't think anyone has ever seen more than a few scattered blooms later in the season. Beware, this is a huge shrub and it has health problems (severe Rust), not to mention that the blooms fade quickly to a very unattractive muddy hue that is neither pink nor orange but something like a dirty dishrag. It leaves a great deal to be desired, in my opinion.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 MAR 09 by Loggerite
Thanks Paul. Botanica's picture makes it appear very appealing. I won't be buying it now.

Also, I am tryng to purchase your Treasure Trail moss rose. I am very interested in buying some repeat blooming mosses, and this is one I'd like to acquire. Any ideas? I've put myself on Rogue Valley's waiting list, but wondered if you knew of any other sources? Any good varieties to buy that are remontant? I am trying to buy Deuil de Paul Fontaine again (I had it as a kid in a different state) but haven't found a good, own-root source.


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