Return to the Roses Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Anyone Grow Larissa?

Posted by alameda 8 - East Texas (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 16, 13 at 22:32

I took a chance on this one from Chamblees sales area. Does anyone grow it or know anything about it? I read on helpmefind its sprawling, a bit thorny and somewhat shy to bloom. Trying to decide where to put it.........appreciate any information on this one. Thanks!
Judith


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Anyone Grow Larissa?

I have one in Orange County CA near Disneyland. It's on Dr. Huey roots and has long arms. Repeat blooming has been good even though the plant has been in mostly shade with afternoon sun. I have not gotten any disease even though it is in a shadier spot. I also have Cinderella, Pomponella and Lion's Fairytale. I would say that Larissa fits with these in that the charming clusters of flowers come on a plant that grows larger than stated on the tag and has a more open style of growth than modern floribundas. What I had hoped for in Larissa was the multi pink flowers with the deeper centers, but because my climate is warmer, they are a uniform mid pink all over. The few times I had an extended period of low to mid 70s days I had the color I wanted. I think this is going to be a trouble free large shrub for someone who wants a landscape leave it alone rose. It is thorny so it might make a good security hedge where you don't want a really tall rose.


 o
RE: Anyone Grow Larissa?

  • Posted by alameda 8 - East Texas (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 17, 13 at 12:46

This sounds like a good rose for my "island plantings". I have a small pond with an island - this rose might fit in well planted where it can drape down a slight incline toward the pond. I had a water spigot put on the island so can keep it watered. I am not a fan of low growing sprawling roses, though I like the color of this one. Since its thorny, I think the island would be a perfect spot for it. The color looks really pretty.....taller shrub roses would look good behind it.
Thanks for the reply!
Judith


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Roses Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here