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Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Stanwell Perpetual'), csandt wrote:

In 2013, the Scott Arboretum's Dean Bond Rose Garden in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, was renovated to be more sustainable by replacing the more disease-prone roses with more disease-resistant rose cultivars. 'Stanwell Perpetual' is included among the more disease-resistant cultivars in the renovated garden.

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Talking about Rose (Rosa 'William Baffin'), GardenQuilts wrote:

I read a review somewhere saying if you want a rose to cover the side of your igloo, this is the rose for you! I was a novice rose gardener facing a garden of dead, prickly twigs that used to be roses every spring. I wanted something that survived winter - does it ever!!!!!

It isn't fragrant, or vaseworthy, but it is big, beautiful, and healthy. It remains disease free without spraying or systemics - rare in the humid Pocono summers. Once its roots hit "critical mass," it sends up huge healthy canes covered with bright pink flowers. It makes the hot pink Knock Out rose look like a sickly dwarf.

What a survivor! It survived two moves in one year, including two "polar vortex" winters - the worst winters in recent history. I hurt my shoulder in the first move and didn't get all of my roses in the ground before winter. WB spent one winter in a pail.

I lost many of the roses I moved. I am still mourning their loss.

The survivors are small, short own-root roses, growing roots trying to revive - and William Baffin.

He is taller than I am, with canes as thick as my finger. ...still smaller than he was before I moved, but not for long. He survived without protection in the worst of winters. The only thing that can slow him down is the deer - they don't even bother the burly canes, just new leaves and buds.

I am growing this rose at the back of the garden, blocking (eventually) the neighbor's shed as a backdrop for my other roses and cottage plants.

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Talking about Rose (Rosa 'Dr. Huey'), GardenQuilts wrote:

This rose was struggling to grow in the yard when I moved here. It has been over 10 years since anyone gardened in this yard in the rose-unfriendly Pocono mountains. Some tough plants have survived the neglect, including a little non-multiflora rose. I suspected it may be the doctor, but have waited for a bloom.

I am labeling it and letting it grow on a bamboo tripod for now. If it thrives, I may build a bigger structure and find a clematis to keep it company.

I wouldn't plant it on purpose - would anyone?

I admire a survivor, so it can stay if it behaves itself!

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Talking about Rose (Rosa 'The Fairy'), Zazinnia wrote:

The Fairy is the heaviest bloomer I have. The bush is covered in flowers. I now have to tie mine to a trellis to support the weight of the canes in bloom.

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Talking about Rose (Rosa 'The Generous Gardener'), cliftoncat wrote:

Grows well as a climber, up to 15 feet. An English Musk Hybrid with relatively few thorns and a strong perfume, so very well suited for growing over a gazebo or arch, near seating. Emerging leaves are red.

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