As a comment about Rose (Rosa 'Marilyn Monroe'), Paul2032 wrote:

People who show roses call their best show roses "bankers." I don't show, but if I did, this would be a regular entry. Nearly every bloom has perfect form and it produces blossoms all season. It is from a cross of Sunset Celebration, which it resembles, and St, Patrick. A favorite....
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Aug 24, 2015 5:03 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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How is this cultivar ('Marilyn Monroe') in terms of disease resistance and fragrance?
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Aug 24, 2015 5:14 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Fragrance is mild but pleasant. In my garden it is a vigorous grower, grows tall each year and is covered with thorns. I don't have a lot of problems with diseases on my roses. Some cultivars get a little mildew but I don't recall MM having mildew.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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