Purchased June 2013 from Rio Bay Roses. Own root
5/24/2014 - Planted in new garden in raised bed. Receives all day Texas sun.
10/20/14- One of my best bloomers. Heat doesn't slow this one down at all! No disease, plant is 6+ feet tall and about 3 feet wide. No fragrance.
9/22/2015- pruned yesterday down to a little under five feet. It was eight feet tall, four feet wide. Main canes are over an inch thick. Bloomed all summer, though thrips loved it. Only watered this one once during summer, even though it was over 100 degrees, and it sailed right though. The blooms do scorch though. This doesn't bother me because I burn when it's that hot too!
4/2016- simply a massive plant! 8h x 6w, vase shaped, thick bare knees. I don't really like the flowers, though it blooms its heart out.
7/24/2019- Still out there, not my favorite. Maybe if I had correctly pruned it in the beginning, it would have been a demure, chunky little shrub (lol), but as it is, Poseiden towers over every other rose in it's bed at 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. I don't like the flowers, but that's probably a personal thing, and since I don't even know how I would actually remove that beast, there he will stay, mocking me, lording over his dominion without a care in the world.
9/20/2019- knocked over and uprooted by tropical storm imelda
4/18/2021- Cut down to nearly the ground after winter.