I'm trying to decide between Hot Princess or Fame as a good, productive cut flower AND attractively shaped garden rose. Can you tell me please how HP grows (or Fame for that matter). Thank you. Your opinion on either is also welcome.
My HP is grafted on Manetti (from Carlton). It has been in the ground 6 years. It is tall (hovers around 6') AND bushy, usually sends up a basal or two every year. I would consider it an attractive plant.
I have several on Fortuniana. They grow like a horse, but the blooms hate heat. I might be doing something wrong, but the blooms have very few petals in warmer temps(above 80) and crummy form. It really shines in January and Feb. when it is colder. I have seen some nice blooms at local shows but nothing like others report. Houston here.I call it my winter rose. Best blooms were after a frost. Very tall and slow bloomer because it grows long stems even when blooms are small.
A tall plant. Mine seems to also have fewer petals and washes out with the heat. However, very nice any other time.
Thank you for your experience on HP. Sure helps me in making my decision.
I love my Hot Princess. She is super vigorous growing and blooming. She does okay for me in summer, but is definitely a better early spring and fall rose. Very good garden rose of a florist variety!