Austin bush shapes and their root ??
So, I was reading through the archives on some of my favorite bushes and was surprised that a lot of people regard Scepter d'isle to have octopus arms and stingy blooming.
for me she is a perfect vase shape And she is vigorous and full and well balanced. She blooms nonstop. loaded.
I planted her as a 2 year old own root and the by the third year it was clear she had to go to the back of the bed because she was too tall and wide. But she is perfect otherwise.
So- given this dichotomy of experiences......I wonder if certain Austins do better on their own root? Or are likely to behave better on their own root?
I wonder if I would like infuriating Gertrude Jekyl better if she were own root? Will she stop her split personality of growing only wimpy short horizontal canes and 8 foot unbranched fishing poles? Will she bloom better?
Anyone care to weigh in on their experience with these austins on own root or grafted.
William Shakespeare 2000
C. Princess Margareta
Jude the Obscure
.. or any others you like