Cimbing Rose Blaze

nirenjoshiApril 12, 2013

Any one grow the climbing red rose - Blaze? How does it perform? Does it rebloom? What about disease?
I bought one in a bag from Walmart on impulse on reading on its label that it is vigorous and reblooms. I know it may be mislabeled, but I took a chance. I have it in a large pot at the moment, but if it is a good choice, I would like to plant it in the ground in the front of the house. Thanks for any opinions.

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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

nirenjoshi, if what you picked is Blaze Improved you chose a very carefree long lived, long blooming rose.
It' wants support because these canes can get to 15' (up and over a porch/pergola).
Do you have a structure it can climb and hold onto?
A standard wall arbor isn't enough for Blaze.

You'll still need to trim it annually when it matures so think about placement as the key element.
It is vigorous for certain but nothing is carefree in the first few years when it's more important the roots grow than the flowers bloom.
You may get both but limit the blooms and bud production in the first year or two.
If it is happy and well supported (like a wife) it will be with you for generations.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:57PM
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The label on the bag only said Blaze, so I am not sure if its Blaze improved. I can keep up with the trimming and I was thinking of using one of those wall trellis kits ( see link).
I have a New Dawn rose in a pot which is now 2 years old and I was thinking of putting New Dawn on one side and the Blaze on the other side of the garage door.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wall Trellis Kit

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 9:26AM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

google Blaze rose and you'll get lots of photos to see how huge this rose wants to be.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 1:17PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Your wall trellis will work with mid sized climbers like Peace but what I'm trying to say is that Blaze is a champion grower. Very long canes and lots of blooms that need support. Up against a wall, it will grow and branch out away from the open side.
look at the google photos of blaze.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 1:22PM
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One other thing. Roses require at least 6 hours of sun or they will not bloom as much or not bloom at all. I haven't had Blaze so don't know if it likes the shade (a few roses do). Roses are hardier than most people think - if not I would not have almost 100 of them. beware of the Walmart roses as many of them are mislabeled BUT that doesn't stop me from buying them every now and then. I guess that was two things.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 12:14PM
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