Behold -- slow to establish? hard to grow?
I am a new exhibitor who fell in love with pictures of the yellow mini, Behold, as well as seeing beautiful arrangements made with it at several rose shows.
I purchased 2 plants over 18 months ago, and have yet to get a decent bloom! All the blooms I have gotten so far have no form and quickly open up to fully blown. They almost look like a big single or "loosely double" rose, rather than the beautiful spiral blooms the experts seem to grow. I have them in 5-gallon pots, and follow a regular program of light fertilizing. Miss Flippins, bought at the same time, took about a year to establish, but now I am getting nice blooms from her.
So my question is, does Behold take a long time to establish, need special pampering, or am I doing something wrong? It's coming up on 2 years now, and I am getting impatient!
Thanks in advance for your help and advice. --suzanne