Ebb Tide or Twilight Zone?

barb_r(Z8 western Wa)June 18, 2014

Which one? Any suggestions on roses of similar color on their own roots?

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mauvegirl8(Texas)

The Prince, a David Austin rose

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 11:17AM
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barb_r(Z8 western Wa)

Been researching. Now I want all three. Thanks for the tip Mauve!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 3:38AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Twilight Zone has received more favorable reviews here due to less fade in summer temps. I saw both this May at a municipal garden and only the slightly larger flowers on Twilight distinguished it from Ebb Tide. But they photographed differently!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 4:10AM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

The Prince is one tick towards purple from WS2000. It's still red, not purple. TZ, ET, and MB are truer towards purple along with Night Owl.

I dug through my archives for these bouquets I did for serena with WS2000/TP and some purple/white dahlias

These are pretty true to color.......

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 6:12PM
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Desertgarden- Las Vegas, Z9a @ 2800 ft.

I own all three and prefer the color of Ebb Tide. Twilight Zone is a better all around rose bush. The leaves are healthier and it is a stronger grower...in my garden. The Prince just isn't what I would consider purple, but it is a dark red, in my yard. Maybe it will change as it matures, or during the Fall.

Lynn

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 9:52PM
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Desertgarden- Las Vegas, Z9a @ 2800 ft.

Oh,
All three are fragrant.

Lynn

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 9:55PM
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barb_r(Z8 western Wa)

Thank you all for the help and the pictures. I'm leaning toward getting both Twilight Zone and Ebb Tide. I used to have Midnight Blue but my husband made me move it in the summer and it didn't get enough water. I want something with a fuller blossom than that. I might polk around for a bright orange or bright yellow rose as well. I would prefer to have own root. I see Heirloom has both Ebb Tide and Twilight zone own root.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:02PM
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