Over the Moon

rinaldo(z7b AR)February 22, 2014

I noticed on HMF that Over the Moon is not recommended for warmer climates. What has been your experience with this rose in 7b and warmer?

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kentucky_rose zone 6

Beautiful, big blooms that the thrips love.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 5:03PM
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pat_bamaz7

Over the Moon is an excellent rose in my zone 7 Alabama garden. Beautiful, huge blooms come in quick flushes throughout the growing season. It will bloom even in our hottest times without bloom size being compromised. Blooms do fade quicker in high heat, and spent blooms need to be deadheaded as they are not attractive and donâÂÂt fall off easily on their own. It will blackspot here if not sprayed, but in my humidity, almost every rose will. ItâÂÂs an excellent cut rose and has a nice, clean moderate scent. Mine has grown to about 5 ft tall and around 4 ý to 5 ft wide in just a few yearsâ time.

Edited to add that the below pictures are from August when it's pretty darn hot here.

This post was edited by pat_bamaZ7 on Mon, Feb 24, 14 at 11:30

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 10:52AM
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rinaldo(z7b AR)

Wow, those blooms are seductive! I have to order it now--and get ready to spray for thrips. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 4:48PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

W O W !!
Those are gorgeous!! They're so HUGE and there are so many blooms!!!
I'm in awe!
Carol

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 1:08AM
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jockewing(9a)

Pat your roses are absolutely amazing! Where exactly are you in Alabama? I guess you must be way up north to be in zone 7. My climate is similar in New Orleans area except more humid and warmer in winter (zone 9a). Have you tried any roses on fortuniana? And what is your spray program? Last year was my first with roses and I had to spray at least every 2 weeks, using either propicanizole or tebucanizole. In late July every time I went to spray it rained, and just missing that one time resulted in black spot.

Sorry didn't mean to hijack.

Over the Moon is amazing but my yard is so small and not enough full sun, i don't have much room.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:32PM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

Your Over the Moon is stellar. Mine is poor here. It barely hangs on. I don't think it likes this area. Thanks for the eye candy.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 9:38AM
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pat_bamaz7

Thanks everyone!
Bustopher, I'm sorry to hear your OTM isn't doing well. Mine is grafted on Dr. Huey, but climate could make the difference, as well.
Jockewing, I'm sending you a separate email.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 2:16PM
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