Large (4-5 in)
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
4 ft x 2 ft
Had World War II not brought us chemical sprays for roses, this rose would not have been released. According to this source
New Yorker is very susceptible to rust. Other sources say it is easily destroyed by mildew. And, it is a red rose for gosh sakes, so itis probably quite susceptible to blackspot, too. ARS members rate it 5.9 which constitutes recommending against growing the rose nationwide. Whether your religious practice is to sprinkle or baptize, this rose requires regular administration of the appropriat wetting rite - preferably with several of the high-powered fungicides in rotation. It goes without saying that weeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing, and pruning will need to be up to the same standards. But once you have mastered the intricate ministrations and practice them with clockwork regularity, there is a good chance that you will cultivate an extraordinarily pretty, fragrant, non-bluing, non-fading, dark red rose. Gardening twelve miles in the correct direction from Santa Rosa wouldn't hurt, either. There is a climbing sport.
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