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Jeanne LaJoie - is it a Mini? See the picture!!!

Posted by roseperson z5 S/E MI (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 9, 06 at 0:36

The concept of Mini - is confusing at times. We tend to think Minis as - small roses on small plants; at least I think it that way.

This is my Jeanne LaJoie this past spring. It is over 20 feet wide and well over 12 feet tall. How would you space more than one of these monsters? Well, you guess!!!

And the number of blooms? Well, you guess again.

This is my carefree all time favorite climber.

-- Roseperson

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RE: Jeanne LaJoie - is it a Mini? See the picture!!!

I love this rose more and more every time I see it growing like you have it. Just gorgeous! I agree, the concept of the term "mini" really goes out the window on some of them that are classified that way. I have a Poulsen mini I bought last year that sports 4 inch blooms that last for two weeks on the bush. It started off with those perky little mini blooms at purchase time. Who knew? But because of this, I'm looking more and more at the minis for cost reasons and flexibility of planting sites. I wish more of them had scent though.

RE: Jeanne LaJoie - is it a Mini? See the picture!!!

Oh holy cow. I planted it on a 6' x 2' trellis. I had no idea....

RE: Jeanne LaJoie - is it a Mini? See the picture!!!

"Mini" refers to the size of the bloom, not the size of the plant. JlJ is a climbing miniature. Other, non-climbing, minis can be up to 4' tall in my garden, with some mini-floras up to 5' tall.

RE: Jeanne LaJoie - is it a Mini? See the picture!!!

Well that cinched it for me I have a wall that needs to be covered and that will definitely do the trick!


RE: Jeanne LaJoie - is it a Mini? See the picture!!!

Wow,indeed. Congratulations on cultivating such a spectacular specimen. My Jeanne LaJoie - purchased three years ago - has performed beautifully this year. But it cannot compare with yours. Please let me know how you situated the plant to obtain such excellent results. Congratulations.

RE: Jeanne LaJoie - is it a Mini? See the picture!!!

Roseperson, JLJ is just beautiful. How old is that plant? Is it winter-hardy to the tips? I am in Z5 and am pretty excited that your JLJ grows like that. I have two of them on the way to plant for my grandma and am thinking I need to leave them a B-I-G space to beautify.

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