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Rob Byrnes
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Initial post 2 AUG 22 by Rob Byrnes
I have OP hips setting on my Ringo. I don't know about pollen fertility yet.
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Initial post 16 DEC 14 by Michael Garhart
Confirmed: Pollen fertile.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 26 JUL 17 by Rob Byrnes
Sets hips
Reply #2 of 3 posted 23 APR 22 by Philip_ATX
I am wondering if folks who have grown both would consider this to be a superior prospective parent to its over-hyped offspring, Rainbow KO. I find it interesting that Star in recent years rebranded and reintroduced this one on in its KO collection. (Frankly, I'm surprised they haven't done the same with Carefree Sunshine.)
Reply #3 of 3 posted 24 APR 22 by Michael Garhart
CS is superrrrr floppy, and for some reason dislikes heat until it is established. That is probably why.

I didn't see an issue with CC being a KO brand. I just wish Star let them major outlets know more effectively. I had to email Regan's to let them know what it is so customers didn't feel duped.

Rainbow KO is very small, and has various other issues. I think CC is superior in every way, except it could be a little more compact. There are newer roses that would be better suited than Rainbow KO is imo. Unfortunately, some of them are only distributed by very limited businesses, and ordering them online costs way too much for one landscape rose.
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Initial post 9 SEP 17 by Michael Garhart
WOW disappointed.

A blotch of black spot (I inspected very thoroughly, as I wanted to make 100% certain it wasn't a blemish, heat damage, insect damage, or another disease) showed up today.

I remember when Sun Sprinkles and Yellow Jacket were once sold locally, and I never bought them because they have defoliation issues, like many 1990s J/P roses did. I had hoped this rose carried KO's disease resistance, and I guess it is not complete. With that said, it has been otherwise clean all summer.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 11 SEP 17 by Rob Byrnes
have you used any of these as patents. Is there any fertility Michael?
Reply #2 of 4 posted 11 SEP 17 by Michael Garhart

Too young.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 11 SEP 17 by Rob Byrnes
Sorry. Small text on iPhone. I meant parents not patents.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 5 APR 22 by Michael Garhart
Yes, but I did not care for the results. Most of the times the colors were dull. They were yellow, orange, pink, whatever -- but dull toned. Also, exhibited that weird stalkiness that give that lollipop look I dislike. It is possible there are combinations that would resolve these issues, but I stopped using it and never found out.
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Initial post 11 OCT 14 by beatgroover
Peach Drift is my personal favorite drift, and I've had all of them except for the hard-to-find Apricot Drift (which, if as productive as PD, could dethrone it). The color of the blooms is sublime, the perfect blend of coral, yellow, and orange resulting in a very soft "peachy" apricot color. The blooms are very long lasting and as they fade they fade to a fairly attractive bright coral color and drop the petals before they get ugly. Even in the heat of the summer Peach Drift is still pumping out cluster after cluster. Disease resistance is very good - since each drift is bred from different parents (usually The Fairy is in the parentage somewhere) it does vary among the Drifts more than people think. They are all prone to powdery mildew though so keep a close eye on it in cool wet weather. Being in a pot in an open space definitely helps keep powdery off of it. Speaking of pots, the ONLY way (my opinion, of course) to truly appreciate the graceful habit is in a pot. Once these settle in and reach full size they spill out of the pot and the overall visual impact is fabulous. They can be tricky to deadhead as they are smaller plants and cutting whole clusters can remove significant amounts of foliage but they respond well and just keep on blooming. The only knock against the bloom I can come up with is that the petal count is on the low side - which may in fact help it stay so productive since each bloom takes less time and resources to make. Apricot Drift is supposed to be nice and full but it makes me wonder if health or productivity has suffered as a result. I'll have to buy one and post a head-to-head review of the two next season!

I can't overstate how pretty this one is. If you like drifts, minis, and shrubs this could easily become your favorite like it has mine.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 2 NOV 16 by Rob Byrnes
Does Peach Drift set OP hips?
Reply #2 of 5 posted 27 NOV 20 by Philip_ATX
Hi, Robert. I am sure you have already received an answer in the last four years, but yes, Peach Drift sets a modest to fair number of OP hips for me in my garden. I haven't yet germinated any. It's a very nice plant, IMHO. The only one of the drift roses with fragrance, that I am aware of.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 1 MAY 21 by ParisRoseLady
Hi, Is Peach Drift heat tolerant? I have a strip of garden border between a walkway and a garage wall which is in full sun in the high desert of New Mexico (5500 ft altitude) and was wondering if you think this rose could do (reasonably) well in that location?
Reply #5 of 5 posted 16 DEC 21 by Philip_ATX
Sorry to be slow to reply. I am in Central Texas. We would have higher humidity than you, but the rose does *not* seem to suffer much from our heat, which hits triple digits in summers typically.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 18 OCT 21 by Plazbo
Do agree with the powdery mildew. It's been a bad year for it (although now that it's heating up it's likely to disappear). Despite being a bad year for it here, Peach Drift is not particularly wouldn't notice it from a distance (unlike say Old Blush that just looks ill) but pretty obvious when close to the plant.
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