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Does anyone grow Fragrant Plum?

Posted by Sara-Ann z6b OK (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 28, 14 at 20:58

I was wondering if anyone grows Fragrant Plum and how well does it do for you? I have two planted in a bed with other roses that are doing great. They are on opposite ends of a long bed, planted among other varieties that have lots of buds. They don't look unhealthy, they just aren't blooming that much and didn't bloom much last year either. Several years ago I had one that did really well. I am wondering if anyone else has had experience with this variety? I like the rose, just wish it had more blooms.

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RE: Does anyone grow Fragrant Plum?

It grows BIG! I did not have a lot of blooms either. I think I lost it this year, but not sure. Don't give up on yours yet. I really liked the few blooms I had.

RE: Does anyone grow Fragrant Plum?

I have two of these plants. Both took this winter rather hard and got pruned near to the ground. Last year was hard on them because we got a snowstorm and a freeze here in May. I don't know if you got clobbered in Oklahoma or not with a late freeze, but it didn't do anything any good here.

Fragrant Plum seems to do better in cooler weather, and I can see that because it has a variety called "Blue Nile" in its parentage, that may be why it doesn't care for the heat so much. Fragrant Plum is a pretty rose, but it doesn't always bloom a lot.

RE: Does anyone grow Fragrant Plum?

I have 2 and the are both on life support, although they are probably dead. Ill give them a few more weeks before I pull the plug on them and plant something more "polar vortex" hardy. It gets tall!

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