Simplicity-Even a bad rose sometimes can be good

Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)April 21, 2014

Simplicity is overall a rose best skipped. But it has found the one spot it is happy in our garden. I had tried to move a part of it and it was almost unrecognizable as a rose for the mildew and rust and was growing backwards quickly.

I put that part back with the rest and it is happy again

It gets some extra reflected heat from that wall, no sun til about 11 and end of the day shade

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Well, good! It looks so pretty against the white fence. It's not getting a lot of sun, but apparently it's enough.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 10:42AM
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seil zone 6b MI

It's lovely! Simplicity was the KO of it's day. I've always thought it was much prettier that KOs.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 5:01PM
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nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

Simplicity is simply a bad rose for certain locations, but not here. At my daughter's previous home in Boise, she had a gorgeous, trouble free Lavender Simplicity hedge. It was her favorite rose. Not a bad rose here. Not sure it's sold anymore, though. Diane

    Bookmark   March 3, 2015 at 3:30PM
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Very pretty, especially against the white fence!!!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2015 at 3:43PM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

There was a house in the SF Valley that had a 3-Sided hedge of Simplicity. The Good Lord knows how many plants there were, but they were all planted 6-8 inches apart ... which almost no one ever did, but that's how it worked best. That hedge was a traffic stopper. I was heartbroken when both house and hedge were bulldozed to make way for a very mundane apartment building.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2015 at 3:49PM
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