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most recent 4 JAN SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 27 DEC by bluebuster77
Just bought from Home Depot
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 4 JAN by MADActuary
Spring bloom on Sexy Rexy is something to behold!
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most recent 19 NOV SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 2 JUL 23 by Diane's Lakeview Rose Garden
Just wondering how tall Stiletto has gotten for those that are growing her. I've had her for 3 years now and she only gets like 20-24" tall. But loaded with blooms, so definitely a keeper, fragrant too.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 2 JUL 23 by MADActuary
My 3rd year Stiletto own-root gets up to about 4-5 foot tall in my garden. It grows upright but with a good width to it. Vigorous grower with perhaps 20-25 blooms per flush for me. I am in zone 5b - Chicago area. Comes through winter well with protection. Very good garden rose for color, but thus far the fragrance has been lacking and bloom size and form are lacking for exhibition.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 19 NOV by ParisRoseLady
My bush tends to produce what I would consider exhibition style blooms in each flush. Not all of them, mind you, but 5 or 6 per flush as a 3 year own root plant. Plus the color is excellent, extremely bright and saturated. It gets a LOT of sun during the season, maybe this helps?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 JUL 23 by ParisRoseLady
I have a 3rd year, own root pot grown Stiletto that was transplanted into a 20 inch barrel this spring, after getting a hard prune. The bush settled in, (took about 4-6 weeks), then exploded with growth, leaves, canes, everything, then produced a splendid long lasting flush of gorgeous saturated blooms. One of the canes shot up 3.5 feet, with a huge cluster, I ended up trimming the cane after the flush to even out the bush, but I'm pretty sure this one would easily grow 4' all around if I let it. Maybe the own root ones have better growth? I know that often the grafted ones are quicker to get to a mature size as a general rule, but this is a relatively new plant on the market, so who knows? I'm in Zone 7A, Albuquerque NM, hot and dry, and this plant is in full sun.
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most recent 2 NOV HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 31 OCT by Petal South
Available from - Regan Nursery
https://www.regannursery.com
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 1 NOV by jedmar
Sold out currently
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 NOV by MADActuary
I just checked and Ball Gown is not listed on the Regan website.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 2 NOV by jedmar
It is, but indicated as sold out.
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most recent 6 OCT SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 27 JUL 21 by MADActuary
Received a Paradise from Edmunds' in April - problem is it was supposed to be Rio Samba. Thank you Edmunds' for a job not well done. Have to agree with Slugger's comment below that the foliage on Paradise burns very badly in the heat and sun. Will get the shovel come fall and hopefully I can get a real Rio Samba next spring. I ordered 3 Rio Samba (to plant together to maximize color impact) from 3 different nurseries - Edmunds', Rogue Valley and Regan. Only received one Rio Samba - thank you Regan. I hope to have better luck next year.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 28 JUL 21 by Nastarana
Paradise seems to be showing up a lot this year. I bought two body bags, allegedly Spartan and Fragrant Cloud, which turned out to be Paradise. I think I am giving up on grocery store BBs.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 OCT by ParisRoseLady
I also had a Paradise that I had to give up on because of the fried foliage, it just could not take it here in New Mexico. I might attempt it again if I were to plant one that received morning sun ONLY, nothing after 1 pm. The bloom production might be affected, but I think it would go a long way to saving the foliage.
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