Losing my Patience with Grandma's Hat...Close to Sp'ing It..
Grandma's/Grandmother's Hat was received as a band and has been in my yard for almost a year now. It has been the lousiest grower thus far. It is healthy, but only has two thin canes that are smaller than a diameter of a pencil with groups of 7 leaves spaced about every 4 inches. It has no fullness whatsoever and has been outgrown by bands planted in my garden as late as November. Is this growth habit typical? I am so close to sp'ing this rose. Even the EVS that was on life support last year is now competing with it in terms of growth.