Blackspot Resistant Mini Suggesstions...

TNY78(7a-East TN)November 29, 2011

I am placing an order with Heirloom because they have a couple of David Austins that I've been wanting, and while I'm ordering, I think I may add a couple of minis to fill in around my HTs. Most of the minis that I currently have, I've had BS problems with (really the only disease issue I have with any of my roses). Does anyone have any suggestions for BS resistant minis or minifloras that stay under 2ft?



Here is the link to what mini's are sold by Heirloom :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Heirloom's minis

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Hi Tammy, of course your mileage will likely vary, but when I polled people I trusted for their selection of highly disease resistant minis for me to use for breeding, Cal Poly, Cinderella and Popcorn were the three unanimous choices on all lists. Black spot was the prime issue I inquired about. Pacific Serenade has a very good reputation from what I've read for resistance, too. Several friends rave about Yantai and Gizmo for their general good health and lack of foliage issues. To those, from what is on their list, I grow several Tom Thumb I use for breeding and in my climate, they are totally healthy. Kim

    Bookmark   November 29, 2011 at 7:01PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

Thanks Kim! You've been helpful as always :) I was eyeing Cal-Poly and Gizmo so I think I may try those two. I saw Gizmo in the UT Rose Garden and it looked very good...but I assume they also spray, which I can't say I do very often.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 12:19PM
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You're welcome Tammy. As I said, your mileage will likely vary due to totally different climate and which strain of black spot you have. Not all are as resistant to each strain, so that makes a world of difference. Gizmo is very well known for good health, so it should be fairly safe. Cal Poly is surprisingly resistant to b.s. in my opinion. There are several other Moore yellows which are much more susceptible. If you can find it, also try Pink Petticoat as it has been quite healthy, too. It's another which held high ranks on all the suggestion lists. One which keeps attracting my eye is Behold. Kim

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 12:38PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Cinderella is very clean for me but she's in a hanging basket up and away from the other roses.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2011 at 7:33PM
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