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Growth of own root Earth Song?

8 years ago
last modified: 8 years ago

I have an own root Earth Song rose that I ordered last year. I left it in its original container for awhile after I received it, then I planted it in the ground a few weeks later. It had one bloom and grew very little during the season. It is all leafed out and looks good right now, it's just really small compared to my other own root roses that I ordered last year, they're all in pots though. Marijke Koopman is probably four times its size. It doesn't bother me that it's small right now, I just want to know if I should expect it to grow a lot more this year? Over the years I've planted several own root old garden roses directly in the ground, Dublin Bay too, they have all been vigorous growers from the beginning. Are Buck roses different, or do own root modern roses need to be handled differently, in general?

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