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Crocus Rose

Posted by melodyinz8a PNW (My Page) on
Sun, May 18, 14 at 23:39

Three years into rose gardening I've learned a few lessons. I bought 30 something roses a few years ago based on photos of their blooms alone. I had no idea what to expect! I live in a high-blackspot pressure area, but otherwise a rose-friendly climate. Most of my plants did fine their first year. Some slept, some leaped, but Crocus rose really stands out as a performer. The growth rate is steady and not too fast, the blooms come in steady progression, no disease issues. The fragrance is neither absent nor exciting. The blooms aren't the most showy, but I can value a dependable, easy plant at this point above a showy bloom attached to weird growth and black-spots!


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Beautiful! I love the color. I've learned a few lessons too. Divas can be exceptional but the daily workhorse HEALTHY steady bloomers are the backbone of the garden. The "chorus line" supports the "leads" in my garden.
I like Crocus Rose. Thanks for sharing the photo.
Susan


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I too started out choosing my rose bushes pretty much by bloom alone. I still like each selection for a certain reason, but what bothers me the most is some grow much much faster than others, some entirely too slow! Your crocus rose is looking very healthy and beautiful big blooms!


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Lovely.


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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Tue, May 20, 14 at 9:31

I've been wanting to get that one. Others have reported it's quite reliable. Your photo is beautiful.


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.Agreed that Crocus Rose is an outstanding rose, where I live. Mine was a band planted in the ground three years ago in unamended, poor soil. It was slow in gaining size, but has been tip hardy here in Zone 6b NJ and blackspot free. I don’t spray. The cane are very lax, with thorns relatively sparsely spaced, and are thus easy to peg. It is not a beauty queen, but, in my garden, it is one of the few well-behaved, easy going roses.


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Ooh, Crocus Rose sounds gorgeous! Love your pictures :)


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