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Buxom Beauty in zone 5

Posted by predfern z5 Chicago (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 14, 14 at 0:23

I recently read a pdf by the Denver rose society which claimed many Kordes roses are hardy including Beverly, Buxom Beauty, and Grande Amore (2005?). Is this true?

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RE: Buxom Beauty in zone 5

I received a grade 2 plant that didn't flourish and died in a zone 7 winter. Probably this anecdote means nothing, but I didn't replant.

RE: Buxom Beauty in zone 5

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 14, 14 at 12:55

The only real way to know is to try it but in looking at it on HMF I see a lot of gardens listed in places like Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. None of those are exactly warm spots.

RE: Buxom Beauty in zone 5

Of the three you mentioned, Beverly is reliably cane hardy for me. I haven't tried Buxom Beauty. In general Kordes roses, even the HTs, are a good bet for hardiness in my zone 5.


RE: Buxom Beauty in zone 5

Thanks for the information. I will consider Beverly. I have Folklore which is hardy but lacks fragrance.

RE: Buxom Beauty in zone 5

I have Beverly (grown in a pot) as a bare root this year. The flowers smell heavenly!!! I don't have anything now, because the hail decimated my roses. But it's really beautiful with a wonderful fragrance.

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