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Posted by iris_2007 5a (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 0:43

A friend happened to post a picture of a rose,he's in England, as is the rose. I'm thinking it's a STERLING SIVER, but not sure. He said it's greatly scented,but he doesn't know the name. Question: if it is a SS can I grow it in zone 5a someway,,even though it's supposed to be a zone 7 rose?? I already grow THE IMPRESSIONIST,,REINE DE VIOLETTE. Also MIDNITE BLUE, which is grown in a pot and lives in the garage for the winter..

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RE: Identify?

The color does look like Sterling Silver, but I have never seen a SS plant that looks that healthy! Here in CA it is famous for being difficult to impossible to grow - gets all sort of diseases, including canker and mildew, and hates to grow.

Hopefully someone from your type of climate will post re how it grows in colder areas.


RE: Identify?

There are quite a few HTs in that color class. This rose looks to me to be a bit dark for SS -- and the blooms look to be too big. Maybe they're more like 'Blue Girl' (Kolner Karnivale)????


RE: Identify?

Thank You. This is a closeup of the same rose. I'd love to plant it in front of my THE IMPRESSIONIST. It's just amazing looking I think! My fav. color, the SIZE, and greatly scented. What more could a person want?? lol

RE: Identify?

Well, the person from England just posted another picture of the Rose on my FB page. His neighbor grows it and he said it's a SS. Wha What?? What do they do in England to produce this magic?! LOVE THIS!

RE: Identify?

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 18:43

They have a vastly different climate. In your climate SS will probably never achieve such height and vigor. You'd be better off looking for something that is more winter hardy in a similar color.

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