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'Colorific' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 117-599
most recent 30 JUL 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 15 JUL 19 by Torachan
Colorific thrives in Zone 5a / 4b Colorado. It is vigorous, consistently pumps out blooms in cool or hot weather and resists rust or black spot. Mine has relatively little scent but it is a fabulous rose.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 15 JUL 19 by Nastarana
Is your 'Colorific' on own root or root stalk? For my heavy and acid soil that matters. Some hardy roses that thrive in the lighter western soils don't like my clay loam, "Hattie Burton" for example.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 30 JUL 19 by JoeyT
Do you mind my asking what part of Colorado you are in? I lived in the extreme northwest of CO until recently and would like to get Colorific for my new garden which isn't too different zone-wise from what I am used to, if it is likely to grow?
Discussion id : 114-414
most recent 11 DEC 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 DEC 18 by Cayuse
I have had this rose for about two years now, and it is one of my favorites. It does well in the sunny heat of summer, in the partial shade of fall, and it is consistently a huge plant (over 5'). The blooms are consistently big. The best color is in the cooler temps of fall when it starts out a lovely peachy color which deepens to scarlet. We have thrips in the summer and this bush seems to have more resistance than some.
Discussion id : 85-739
most recent 6 JUN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 JUN 15 by Michael Garhart
Hybridizers note: Consistently produces jagged edges in seedlings. Some love it. I dislike it.
Discussion id : 83-819
most recent 21 MAR 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 MAR 15 by Michael Garhart
I'm still growing this rose. It still has the one major fault I mentioned, and I still love it. The cluster sizes are HUGE and the blooms are huge. And then the colors are like mixed daquiris, lol.

The vigor is good, and it stops at about 4.5', and it becomes a large V-shape. Not a typical floribunda. The stems are like Westerland, which is to say bristle-y, but not thorny.

The scent is sweet. It resents trying to set hips for me, and will often abort OP hips, too, which will force it to try to make small stems from the flowering areas. Prune it back immediately to avoid this, and it will rebloom fairly fast.
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