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Standard roses

Posted by shiyamala Queensland (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 27, 14 at 6:15

Hi everyone.

I am a new member and need some tips about a few standard roses.
If anyone has red riding hood,brass band or tequila sunrise standard roses, could you exchange your experiences please?

Regards,
Eswar.

This post was edited by shiyamala on Sun, Apr 27, 14 at 6:21


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RE: Standard roses

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 0:54

I can only make comments generally about standards--the first year or two the trunk is fairly vulnerable to sunburn until it builds up more bark--so if you have sunlight beating down, shade the trunk if you can the first couple of years.

The other thing, the standard always needs support--even when the trunk appears to have grown quite sturdy--a strong wind can still snap it off. Use a metal support rather than a wooden one--the wood supports tend to rot out long before you are ready to give up the standard, and they can be difficult to replace.

I have 'Brass Band' as a shrub. Great rose--somewhat slow to get going, but once established, a very striking plant.

Hope that is somewhat useful.


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