Which deep pink roses are BS resistant?

esther_bApril 18, 2014

I might have room for a small rosebush in a space formerly occupied by a small heather plant. In NYC, blackspot is very much an issue. So, my first criterion in selecting a small rosebush would be it being very blackspot resistant. I would like a hybrid tea or Austen-type rose, not a single rose, in deep pink, perhaps with yellow blending or a yellow center. Does anyone know of a rose meeting these criteria? I planted an Easy Does It rose 2 years ago, and it's just wonderful. Beautiful to behold and NO blackspot!

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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Earth Song is a possibility.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 11:47AM
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Titian is a deep pink which has sumptuous very double blooms. Not much scent and rebloom is excellent. I might disbud this year to get more growth. Mine has no BS except for a very little late in the season on the lowest leaves. That could likely be controlled by pruning off the low lying branches.

I don't know if any nursery is currently offering Titian. I hope someone will take it up, because it is a splendid rose. It has been hardy but a bit slow growing in my zone 5 yard, so I can't yet offer cuttings. Maybe next season.

It does not have yellow tones at all.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 5:04PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Check the Young Lycidas or Prin. Alex. of Kent thread on this forum. Are those the kind of rose you are looking for? They are both disease-resistant. Maybe taller than you wanted?


    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 9:40AM
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I've seen a miniature rose which would fit the available vacant space very well, as the full-sized roses seem like they are too large. That mini is Rainbow's End. Most websites list it as "disease resistant" although some websites list it as not disease resistant. Is it or ain't it? I lost all my grocery-store minis to blackspot rather promptly. Is Rainbow's End better than that?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 2:15AM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Disease resistance varies a lot by location. In general, the further east you are, the greater the humidity, so the more likely a rose is to get blackspot, the biggest disease problem in the east. So there are roses accurately described as 'very disease resistant' in Ohio, that are disease ridden messes in my yard, and anybody else's around here who doesn't spray.

IME, minis are not a disease resistant class. They are mostly grown for show roses. The grocery store minis are among the better ones.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 10:26AM
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A second vote for Earth Song. Also take a look at Carefree Beauty.

Although the color is more purplish than deep pink, Darcey Bussell is tip hardy here and disease free. It stays compact, does not sprawl like some other Austins and has relatively fewer thorns.

the rose garden in the bronx will be in full flush soon. they do not spray. if you are not in a hurry, take a look to see if what pinks impress you and would do reasonably well nonspray

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 11:07PM
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