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Sep 11, 2017 9:22 PM CST
|I ordered a rose name Fire N Ice from Edmund's Roses this past Spring. They sent this "one cane wonder" by mistake. I need your opinion please. I think it's Gift of Life. Here are 2 links, Edmund's and Help Me Find. And some photos.|
In the last photo you can see a little pink in one of the outer petals.
Thanks in advance.
Sep 12, 2017 6:33 PM CST
|Not Fire 'n Ice!|
Judging from the shape of the blossom, the way the colors blush and fade, and the number and shape of the petals, I'd say Gift of Life is a pretty good guess. Might have gotten pulled from the neighboring bin (assuming roses stored alphabetically...) This used to happen a lot with another rose supplier. Nice detective work, Margie.
Sep 12, 2017 7:25 PM CST
|Steve, thank you for your time and confirmation. I was disappointed that it had only one cane upon it's arrival - that was bad enough. Finally it bloomed on August 20. I think you could hear me scream from 20 counties away - lol. In the same order was Sexy Rexy, another 1 cane gem - it bit the dust last month.|
Sep 13, 2017 8:39 AM CST
|When one is expecting Fire and Ice, there just is no good substitute. (Love, maybe, if the darn thing would grow...) |
Edmunds was quite uneven for me this last season. I had a few really good plants - one Big Purple, one Plum Perfect and two or three others. Most of the rest (in an order of thirty) were either completely dead or most/all of their canes were dead and they sprouted from the graft. The two Love roses in the order did not, adding credence to the idea that those, at least, were the right cultivar. I think twelve or fifteen survived until fall. We'll see what winter brings...