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I am thinking of using High Hopes to grow up the one side of my pergola. I would appreciate any feedback. I would love something fragrant, and this one was advertised as one of the better roses to train on a pergola / up an arch.
Thanks in advance,
Calif_Sue Northern California United States (Zone 9a)
Hello, I am just seeing this. I purchased High Hopes this past April at the recommendation of Pickering. I was looking for something scented, not too thorny and not too rampant. It has turned out beautifully. It is a charming rose, hybridized by Harkness in 1992, that has won many awards. It is said to be very disease resistant, has hybrid tea type blooms, and grows to 8 feet.and grows to 8 feet.
When I am looking for a rose and struggling with it, I email them. I was looking for Morden Snowbeauty and they called my attention to Heidesommer, a fabulous rose. I had been looking for Jeanne LaJoie, which no reliable vendor had, and they suggested High Hopes. It has worked out very well.
And (I almost forgot!) self cleaning. What a bonus. Climbing to deadhead a rose on a trellis can be a real pain.
I decided to buy a lavender midinette, but unfortunately it doesn't have a fragrance. I will have to get something to supply lots of fragarance - I would love a lovely fragrance when sitting on my patio.