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'Red Masterpiece' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 123-379
most recent 24 APR SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 OCT 20 by sam w
This rose regularly turns up in the springtime stacks of bodybag roses at the local stores. I bought one once and, to my surprise, it thrived in spite of its inauspicious beginnings. The next year I had the same experience and after a year off I bought a third one this way and it also prospers.
All of which leads me to say that while 90% of the roses sold in those awful little plastic bags full of wet bark don't do very well, this instead is one of the handful that is actually worth the gamble.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 16 APR by Michael Garhart
It helps to remove the garbage filler they put in those bags. Sometimes they will cause a fungal infection in the root zone. Such as dry rot.

Always inspect the roots and nip off any decay or where they are broken so those body bag roses have a fighting chance.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 18 APR by MADActuary
If you want a good Red Masterpiece you can get a bareroot #1 grade from Regan Nursery. I have one and it's thriving. Very underrated rose in that it is rated 6.9 in ARS Handbook. It's much better than that in my garden (Zone 5b, Chicago area). Hardy through two winters now.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 21 APR by Michael Garhart
ARS ratings before 2000 are really ... suspect... because most of it was through the eyes of exhibitors. For sniffy reds, I prefer Firefighter and Claret. I think Red Masterpiece was a good improvement on resolving some of Chrysler Imperial's issues and creating a decent red sniffer for the garden.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 22 APR by MADActuary
I have had trouble getting an own root Chrysler Imperial to grow. So trying one grafted on Dr. Huey this year.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 23 APR by Lee H.
Madactuary, I also have an own root C.I. that did poorly, until I moved it from a spot getting maybe 8 hours of sun, to one that is sunny from dawn until dusk. That made all the difference.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 24 APR by MADActuary
That's great to hear Lee. But I don't have a spot for dawn until dusk. But where my own root CI is, gets plenty of sunshine - plus plants surrounding it have been thriving. I'll bet my new budded Chrysler Imperial (to be planted adjacent to the existing CI) will grow circles around the own root plant. And although I complain about the own root plant, it has been doing better each growing season. Maybe 2024 is the year it will leap!
Discussion id : 124-020
most recent 8 APR 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 23 NOV 20 by Matthew 0rwat
This is one of my favorite reds. Although not as well scented as some others, it still has a nice pleasing spicy scent. It withstands Florida weather and soils and is fairly disease resistant. Flowers don't burn in the heat, but get darker. Lovely and one of the best fragrant reds on the market.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 APR 21 by ParisRoseLady
Hi! How tall does this bush get for you in FL? I'm in a long growing season, in zone 7B, Albuquerque NM. I'm thinking of putting it into a border and wondering about placement. The description says 4', but I'm thinking it might get larger in the hotter, longer season climates.
Discussion id : 71-379
most recent 4 MAY 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 MAY 13 by AquaEyes
Available from - Rogue Valley Roses
Discussion id : 53-344
most recent 8 APR 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 APR 11 by k~T~h o'Silicon Valley
Apl 2011 ~ Red MasterPice is available at OSH stores in NorCAL for $6.00 in a pot. The last pot had 2 buds on it, despite not receiving any care! although reds are not my favorite (exception would be Altisissmo in Petaluma, at Cottage Garden Nursery) roses . . . I 'll give this 'master' a try !
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