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Question About Buck Rose Virginia Reel

Posted by alameda 8 - East Texas (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 20:10

I have read conflicting reports about this rose's bloom habits. Does it bloom once in spring then maybe in fall, or continuously? Thanks for any information.

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RE: Question About Buck Rose Virginia Reel

I have not grown Virginia Reel but this comment is from Dr. Buck's description of VR...."blooms freely from early June until killing frost."

RE: Question About Buck Rose Virginia Reel

I wrote to Iowa State - here is their reply:

"It should have flourishes of blooms through the summer. I would suggest dead heading the spent blooms to encourage it though."

I will do this and make sure to fertilize well. It is really a beautiful rose - is blooming now - and was hoping it wasnt just a once bloomer. Prairie Princess seems to be - I still love it but would rather grow the ones that repeat bloom.

RE: Question About Buck Rose Virginia Reel

Dead heading may be the key to repeat here. I remember seeing info that some of Dr. Buck's roses were noted for shutting down new bloom production as soon as they set hips.

RE: Question About Buck Rose Virginia Reel

Quietness may be Buck's best. Lots of blooms all season, vigorous and hardy.

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