Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
On Apr 8, 2010, catnip_tx from Mount Enterprise, TX wrote:
We have old garden roses almost exclusively but we fell for this one at Chamblee's. It has survived one humid East Texas summer and a harsh winter (for us anyway) and is blooming up a storm this spring. We have had no disease problems with this rose, probably because of it's windy western location in our garden. It is fragrant and gorgeous in the afternoon sun.
On Aug 12, 2008, skiekitty from Parker, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
Extremely easy to care for, doesn't seem to mind extreme heat (here in CO it's been miserable this summer) and drought (I've been stingy with the water as my bill is ridiculous already). New buds are a breath-taking neon orange opening up to a luscious rosey yellow/white and, as time takes it's toll, seems to deepen almost to a magenta color. I'm *so* very happy with this rose.. let's just see how it handles our winter.
Update - June 09. OMG, this is the bomb as far as roses go! Handled our extreme spring like a major trooper.. we had no "winter" as to say, with only like 1 day where it got below -10, and then we had a HARD spring with one day literally in the 80s, and the next day the low for the night was -15!!! Talk about the Dark Side of the Moon as far as temperature differences! Anyways, this rose came through and is blooming like mad already.. I've added a new picture and it's, if I may say so myself, breathtaking! I LOVE this rose!!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Madison, Alabama Fayetteville, Arkansas Beaumont, California San Jose, California San Leandro, California Grand View Estates, Colorado Canton, Georgia Mackinaw, Illinois Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports) Long Branch, New Jersey Rockcreek, Oregon Lubbock, Texas Mount Enterprise, Texas Paris, Texas San Antonio, Texas Sterling, Virginia