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'Burst of Joy ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 145-032
most recent 23 MAY 23 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 MAY 23 by Kim W Florida 10b Humid
Available from - High Country Roses
Discussion id : 133-706
most recent 11 JUL 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JUL 22 by Michael Garhart
An update: Kind of crap fade because they blooms stay...forever. But it does pump out blooms all summer long.

I still like BoJ, but I wish the blooms were 20% smaller, the clusters a little larger, and the blooms didn't stick around too long. Deadhead it for maximum enjoyment. The blooms can be pretty amazing, and its an easier grower.

Third edit: At this level of maturation, it is almost like a grandiflora. Some of the blooms rival HT blooms, and the plant is not small by any definition. It is also more upright than typical for the class.

This same problem exists for another Weeks floribunda called 'Colorific'. Large upright plant, with huge blooms in varying cluster sizes. Really cool rose, but floribunda? Nah.

Pick an appropriate planting place, is what I am expressing. These are no average "floribundas'.
Discussion id : 122-442
most recent 31 MAY 21 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 JUL 20 by Michael Garhart
I like this rose so far. I was on the fence of whether I'd want a Ketchup and Mustard hybrid, but I took the leap of faith. It has some of the thin-wooded issues of K&M, but it's nothing to complain about. The plant is much sturdier and so are the blooms. The color is interesting. It's similar to some of the floribundas from England in the 80s/90s that I always wanted but we never had. Examples include: 'G.P. & J. Baker', Vital Spark, and other orange/gold bicolors.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 MAY 21 by Nastarana
You just answered my questions about this rose. High Country Roses is offering it this year. HCR usually makes good selections. Do you know does Carruth not plan to patent it?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 31 MAY 21 by Michael Garhart
I think he is retired from Weeks. Don't quote me on that. Weeks seems to be patenting an average of one floribunda a year, and I don't see an application for this one and I think its time has run the clock.

It's a fine rose. Kind of squat plant with larger blooms in small clusters. A little like Amber Queen architecture, but healthier foliage and not so many prickles.
Discussion id : 126-873
most recent 5 APR 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 APR 21 by ratdogheads
I'm curious about the z. 4 designation. First year in a fairly mild z. 5b winter and only an inch or two of the canes above the soil line survived. K&M, which I consider borderline tender, fared much better
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