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Jun 13, 2021 12:34 PM CST
Name: Christal
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia (Zone 6b)
I stopped by a local nursery and stumbled across this Trumpeter Rose and couldn't resist bringing it home. It says will continually bloom from spring thru fall. Resistant to Mildew, Rust, and more. This also stays quite small, like the petite knockout, only the blooms are way bigger than the petite knockout roses. Has anyone experience with this rose?
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Jun 13, 2021 1:58 PM CST

It's a dwarf floribunda.
First thing, look up how to prune floribundas to maximize contiuous blooming. Second thing, floribundas are heavy feeders among heavy feeders: to really shine they need continuous fertilization throughout the season. Third thing, while like all roses they are quite drought resistant, remember continuous blooming requires constant watering.

One final thing: "resistant to x disease/pest" doesn't mean "immune to x disease/pest". Hilarious! When powdery mildew makes its appearance, treat with sulfur, and if you have rust in your area sulfur used preventively will kill rust spores before they germinate.
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Jun 13, 2021 9:20 PM CST
Santa Barbara, CA (Zone 9b)
Trumpeter is one of my very favorite floribundas... I have three of them! I've never heard the term "dwarf floribunda", but it stays fairly small... ~2.5 feet. It blooms like crazy. One of my favorite color combos in my garden is two Trumpeters flanking one Lavaglut... love the dark red of Lavaglut next to the orangish red of Trumpeter. But Trumpeter blooms twice as often as Lavaglut, just to give you an idea of how wonderfully prolific it is. The only thing I'll add is that your pic of Trumpeter looks a lot more orange than mine are. Mine are what I'd call orangy-red. You made a great choice!
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Jun 14, 2021 4:50 AM CST
Name: Christal
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia (Zone 6b)
Thank you ElPollo and SusaninSB. Mine are not nearly as orange as they look in the pic. In fact, they're not orange at all. They are definitely a bright red, but this pic makes it look like there are different colors in the leaves, and it's not that way in person. They are drop dead gorgeous though!

Thank you so much.
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