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Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
May 16, 2020 1:24 PM CST
I planted an Ascot rose last year. I must have seen a picture or seen someone's post and been interested. Anyway it did nothing at all last year...can't even remember what color it (looked it up--it's dark red). But this year the bush is going crazy. The leaves are glossy and the bush is well formed. It's got about 8 million buds. Can't wait! I'll keep you posted.
David
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Hiyamakki
May 16, 2020 1:57 PM CST
Looking forward to your pics. I'm hoping to put one in next year
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
May 16, 2020 10:52 PM CST
I got mine as a band from Freedom Gardens in October. Potted it up over the winter and put it in the ground this spring. Had its first bloom a couple of weeks ago. Just one flower. Can't wait for more. So far, it has been one of my slower growing roses which is just fine with me as I know he will get big.
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SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
May 17, 2020 12:47 AM CST
Mine was slow to get going but is really putting on growth this spring and has a lot of buds. I'll post pics when it blooms. I also got mine from Freedom Gardens
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
May 17, 2020 4:37 AM CST
MBN
That's a perfect rose. I can't wait for mine to
pop out. David
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Mustbnuts
May 18, 2020 10:22 AM CST
thanks David. Looking forward to seeing the growth and future blooms.
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
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BigAppleRoseGuy
May 31, 2020 8:20 AM CST
Here it is, my new favorite rose. This is the Ascot rose that I planted early last year...or maybe the year before.
It did nothing last year, but it has more than redeemed itself this year.
David


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Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Hiyamakki
May 31, 2020 10:07 AM CST
This houzz thread becomes a discussion on giant Ascots towards the end. Now I'm starting to reconsider getting one in the spring. I don't think I have antwhere near the space it need 😕 Maybe my windy zone 7 would keep it in check?

https://www.houzz.com/discussi...
Name: Desertgarden
Central Texas (Austin Area) (Zone 8b)
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DesertgardenLV
May 31, 2020 1:02 PM CST
Wow, BigAppleRose Guy/David! What a nice-looking Ascot! I purchased and grew Ascot years ago. It did not look like yours, which is what I wanted. I was not pleased! I believe Ascot what left behind when we sold our home instead of being among the roses that were re-homed/gifted.

Thank you for posting. I have to research this rose again and see if it could be a possibility for a TX garden!

Glad to learn that Freedom Garden offers it versus only having a multiflora option (not sure how it performs here).

Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
May 31, 2020 5:10 PM CST
Really pretty!
Name: Travis
Seattle (Zone 8b)
wendit
Jun 3, 2020 10:06 AM CST
I've had it for 5yrs in Seattle area. Does great for me here, no BS. I have easily kept it under 5'.

AnnSoCalZ10b
Jun 30, 2020 6:54 PM CST
BigAppleRoseGuy: thank you for sharing your pics. This is one of those roses that immediately called out to me. I can't believe I haven't heard more about this rose before... it's so stunning.

To Everyone:
Does anyone know if it will do well in Zone 10b and sunset zone 22... (I'm in Southern California about 6 miles from the ocean). The website for Ascot says USDA Zone 5b - 9b.

Does this mean I should not consider growing it in 10b??? I would love to hear all your thoughts and advice.
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Mustbnuts
Jun 30, 2020 7:52 PM CST
Welcome Ann! Ascot should do fine in your zone. You will probably need to see if it gets fungal diseases since you live in a higher humidity area. You will also probably have to force it into dormancy in the winter/early spring, when you prune.

My Ascot has really started to take off and is now probably double the size of when I took that picture of its first bloom. It is getting lots of buds on it.

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