iris_2007December 4, 2012

A friend happened to post a picture of a rose,he's in England, as is the rose. I'm thinking it's a STERLING SIVER, but not sure. He said it's greatly scented,but he doesn't know the name. Question: if it is a SS can I grow it in zone 5a someway,,even though it's supposed to be a zone 7 rose?? I already grow THE IMPRESSIONIST,,REINE DE VIOLETTE. Also MIDNITE BLUE, which is grown in a pot and lives in the garage for the winter..

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The color does look like Sterling Silver, but I have never seen a SS plant that looks that healthy! Here in CA it is famous for being difficult to impossible to grow - gets all sort of diseases, including canker and mildew, and hates to grow.

Hopefully someone from your type of climate will post re how it grows in colder areas.


    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 1:04PM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

There are quite a few HTs in that color class. This rose looks to me to be a bit dark for SS -- and the blooms look to be too big. Maybe they're more like 'Blue Girl' (Kolner Karnivale)????


    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 1:23PM
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Thank You. This is a closeup of the same rose. I'd love to plant it in front of my THE IMPRESSIONIST. It's just amazing looking I think! My fav. color, the SIZE, and greatly scented. What more could a person want?? lol

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 3:33PM
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Well, the person from England just posted another picture of the Rose on my FB page. His neighbor grows it and he said it's a SS. Wha What?? What do they do in England to produce this magic?! LOVE THIS!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 3:55PM
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seil zone 6b MI

They have a vastly different climate. In your climate SS will probably never achieve such height and vigor. You'd be better off looking for something that is more winter hardy in a similar color.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 6:43PM
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