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I Love Roses
most recent 16 FEB 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 SEP 05 by Wendy C
Purple Tiger and I have a love, hate relationship. It hasn't grown very well, staying quite small. When it blooms..I'm in love. When it is between blooms, I wonder why I grow it.
Reply #1 of 7 posted 29 JAN 07 by wordycat
That's exactly how I feel about this rose. It was nice to see I'm not the only one! My mother started one from a flower someone gave me and I also bought one. Both are short and spindly, come spring they bloom their little short spindly heads off. I'm with you on this one.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 29 JAN 07 by Idahoroselady
This is a funny topic. I grow Purple Tiger and someone just gave me theirs, did not like it's finicky growth habits.
This is the type of rose that I forgive it's bad habits every time I get a bloom.
I adore the striped roses. So they pretty much can do no wrong.
I just baby whatever their needs are.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 30 JAN 07 by wordycat
I defineatly agree with you! Love the flowers, thank you for your reply.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 16 MAY 07 by I Love Roses
Wow, glad to know it isn't just me. Couldn't agree more!
Reply #5 of 7 posted 16 MAY 07 by wordycat
It's a good feeling! Knowing it's not you growing a scrappy rose. I don't know why I don't get rid of some roses that produce big,fabulous canes and leaves but I hate their flowers. Is it to make up for the scrappy ones like this? Oh, the choices we face.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 12 APR 10 by Linda1989
I bought this rose as a tree rose. The blooms are absolutely beautiful and striking. I kept thinking I had a problem because it has never "taken off" and kind of has an unhealthy look. I would definitely recommend not getting this rose as a tree - I think it will always look like a "long twig with a head that is too small". But alas those dramatic blooms!!! Sadly, I may use it to propagate a bush and get rid of the tree.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 16 FEB 15 by Buggy
THIS. I have one that had a few blooms last year, but lost all the leaves multiple times and smaller blooms (but, first year in the garden...).

This year, we'll see what happens. The blooms are GORGEOUS. I may go ahead and put it in a pot instead and place a bunch of annuals around to make up for the yucky leaf problems and the tiny stems!
most recent 31 MAR 10 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 MAY 07 by I Love Roses
Anyone else in Southeast US have pest issues with this one? All others in my garden are fine. This one seems to have "worms."
Reply #1 of 1 posted 31 MAR 10 by Basheba
I live in Georgia and so far I've had this for 2 years and no problems. Up until this year I sprayed all my roses with Immunox Disease spray in the can but can't find it locally this year. I am using the Neem's Concentrate Oil from Lowes and I bought a 2-gallon sprayer for $29 there and so far so good but it's still early.
most recent 3 SEP 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 16 MAR 06 by I Love Roses
I got mine last year. It stayed green over winter, but then all my roses did this year. About Face is VERY VERY thorny! I am in Zone 7 and have found this one prone to blackspot in my area, but it responds well to spraying. It is a bloom machine and grows fast in comparison to a lot of roses.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 3 SEP 07 by Jennywren

We're in Zone "7b"--kind of an Inland Coastal range--in Oregon. Can I ask how your blackspot played out in "About Face"? Also, the thorniness? We're considering it. Gorgeous photos. Thanks, Jenny
most recent 16 MAY 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 MAY 07 by I Love Roses
More people should try this one. It's really just gorgeous and very low maintenance once established.
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