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'Love's Promise™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 128-867
most recent 3 DEC 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 19 AUG 21 by MADActuary
First year Love's Promise plant is growing great, but alas no fragrance for me as of yet.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 DEC 21 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
A friend in CA sent me a bloom of Love's Promise with glossy leaves. It was intensely fragrant with a wonderful raspberry scent, which I prefer over her Oklahoma's lychee scent. She has alkaline clay and fertilizes her roses with chicken manure. High pH clay brings out the fruity scent best. Even my Veteran's Honor elusive cherry scent came out when I raise the pH with horse manure in my dense alkaline clay .. and the scent gets stronger in a vase with alkaline tap water at pH 9.
Discussion id : 124-823
most recent 2 JAN 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JAN 21 by Unregistered Guest
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Discussion id : 10-159
most recent 29 MAY 16 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 SEP 05 by Sharon Warner
This is one of my favorite roses. Several flushes of blooms in a season and covered in blooms each flush. Lovely fragrance. Dark, velvety, red blooms. A wonderful garden rose that is very vigorous. Winter hardy in zone 5 Michigan. I will always have this rose.

Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 MAY 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for the rating on hardiness. I'm in zone 5a, Stephen Big Purple is another vigorous one which survives many winters as own-root, while my Romanticas (Frederic Mistral and Liv Tyler) died after a few winters as own-root roses.
Discussion id : 82-449
most recent 12 JAN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 JAN 15 by Dad'sRoses
Update: this rose is at its finest in cool weather. Even though it has good size and color in the warm months too, the fragrance is strongest in cool weather; it definitely it living up to its parentage now! Great rose!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 JAN 15 by HMF Admin
Exactly the type of participation we hope for. Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise.
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