My Heirloom Rose
I've been puzzled by the mixed messages about this rose on both rose forums and was a little disappointed that I had already planted one (why is that info never available BEFORE you buy the rose?). At any rate, after plucking any and every bud off my little band I finally allowed one to bloom. It's situated only a foot away from a wide concrete path, in pretty much full sun, and the temperature was 85 degrees with hot winds when the bud opened, which translates to about 105 in that spot. Well, it's day 3 now since the rose opened and it looks the worse for wear, but yesterday it was still pretty, not fried and not limp. I'd heard this rose deteriorates quickly in the heat and various other negatives that I can't remember now. I love the color and am amazed at how well it's withstood the heat. The leaves aren't toasted at all, either.
Has anyone else had good experience with this rose in a hot-weather situation?