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Posted by Kes4353 7 E TN (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 5, 13 at 11:46

Anybody out there familiar with Amber carpet rose? Will someone please assure me that those new 4 ft. canes will eventually bend into a very nice weeping form and it won't really be that tall!!!??? This is the first year it is in the ground. Last year I put it in a pot till fall because it came late spring/early summer as a tiny thing during record heat and drought. It is near the front of a mixed bed with dahlias, asters, daisies and a bright pink sphaeralcea ambigua. It blooms well, handles the competition well and seems the happier for it. It adds a sweet wild flower look. Everything was copacetic until the new growth. It threatens to block the bigger (I hope) rose in the back of the bed, a shrub rose that hasn't been setting any such growth records (sigh).

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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 5, 13 at 12:32

I have Appleblossom carpet rose and it does throw up a few tall canes now and then. They're usually pretty flexible though so I bend them down and pin them to the ground. It seems to have worked well so far.

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Thanks, Seil, I'll try that!

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