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Jun 9, 2021 10:03 PM CST
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
I lost my first Fragrant Cloud own root...just sort of went down hill and never came back. My Second Own Root Fragrant Cloud is struggling...I have found a grafted replacement at Walmart for clearance $8...but I am wondering if Fragrant Cloud just isn't vigorous....how is yours for vigor?
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Jun 9, 2021 10:45 PM CST
Santa Barbara, CA (Zone 9b)
I think the consensus is that Fragrant Cloud does best grafted. See the comments on HMF. I had a couple of own roots that didn't do well, but my grafted one I bought 2-3 years ago is doing great.
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Jun 10, 2021 1:13 PM CST
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
There was one person on HMF that said FG was much better own root, but it took 5 years...so I was hoping to poll people here.
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Jun 10, 2021 1:47 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, New York (Zone 6b)
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Both of mine are grafted, but they are certainly not the most vigorous roses I grow. I think of them as sort of below average in terms of vigor.
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Jun 10, 2021 10:02 PM CST
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Thank you Mike!
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Jun 11, 2021 9:15 AM CST
NW Washington Islands (Zone 8b)
Organic Gardener Region: Pacific Northwest Roses
Here is my 'Fragrant Cloud' (grafted). Not exactly what I would call vigorous.

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It's in the test garden so I do monthly updates. We can all watch it's growth this year Whistling
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Jun 11, 2021 2:12 PM CST
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
I look forward to those updates. Her friend has a noid rose that we are Trying to identify. It's a toss up between Tropicana and fragrant cloud at the moment.
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Jun 13, 2021 11:55 AM CST
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Just checked out Heirloom and the reviews for FC on own root is largely good...hmm
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