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Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

Posted by catlady4444 7A (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 10, 10 at 7:50

Hello,
I was planning on replacing a row of roses this year but I delayed due to finances and time. Now I see at my local grocery store a bunch of hybrid teas called "Heirloom." It's a very lovely dusky lavender. Given that I know I shouldn't be buying roses there, does anyone have experience with this one? I want to believe it's easy to grow, or they wouldn't sell it there....??? But they also have Angel Face and that never did well for me...

Thanks,

Ann in MD 7A (land of humidity)


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

Overall, Heirloom does okay, but you do need to keep it sprayed for blackspot.


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

Just because they sell it in your area, doesn't mean it does well in your area.

Heirloom (and any other hybrid tea) will require regular application of a fungicide (for blackspot prevention) in your area. Lavender/purple roses are typically not very disease resistant, there might be one or two, but I'm hard pressed to name one that does well here.


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

I adore that rose, even though it does blackspot rather badly if I dont spray. I adore the smell and the color and MAN are they pretty! SOmeone stopped by my shop not long ago and bought mine, so I need to replace it....he paid me $50 for it so I HAD to let it go! LOL This is one of my fave rose pics and I took it last fall.

Heirloom in dew


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

I agree with the others, it is a beautiful, fragrant, and productive rose, but one of the worst for blackspot and mildew susceptibility. If you spray a good modern fungicide like Bayer Disease Control, it will be fine. It is a lot more vigorous than Angel Face, another big-time blackspotter.


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

I bought (what I believe is) the same one last week from Home Depot. It smelled too good to not buy it. Haven't planted it yet and it's produced about 4 blooms a day since last Sunday. I noticed tiny little holes on one of the blooms though this morning. Bugs I guess? This is my first time growing roses so I'm having to learn A-Z rather quickly.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rosa Hybrid Heirloom

This post was edited by HassyChick on Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 11:26


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

I love this rose....it is so fragrant and beautiful. Not great as a cut flower for me but it blooms continuously and is one of my faves. Highly recommend. I also use Bayer.


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

They are beautiful! But I have evolved into an organic gardener. I managed to snag suckers of a violet rugosa rose from my boss's garden---very few problems with them. If they flourish, I will share. : )

Ann


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

I think this is a more accurate depiction of Heirloom's color. I love this rose, and blackspot isn't a problem here, so what's not to like? Diane


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RE: Lavender: Heirloom hybrid tea

I like the Heirloom rose & Fragrant plum rose, but I'm afraid they won't survive my zone 6 winters. I also don't really want to spray the rose bush. Would either of these varieties be good for me or is there a similar color rose that would? Ty


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