oohmomma
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anybody from South Western CA? if so which roses are best to

plant as far as hardy and bloom size? I love huge roses, just bought a Phyllis Diller rose...it is gorgeous. Thanks in advance!

grandpasrose
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What type of roses are you looking for? - Hybrid Teas, or shrub, etc. and how much care are you prepared to give them. This will tell us what types to recommend to you. :wink:

Val
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oohmomma
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I've heard the biggest bloom size

are hybrid teas, which do you recommend? :D

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Okay Momma, I've got a list here for you that is all Hybrid Teas. I have only given you names that have humongous flowers (they don't come any bigger than these). I am not sure how available some of them are, so you'll have to check around. Here goes:

- Admiral Rodney, hybrid tea, introduced in 1973. Flower size is 5.9". It is pale pink with darker pink shadows.

- Alpine Sunset, hybrid tea, introduced in 1973. Flower size is 6.7". It is golden yellow with pinky orange petal backs.

- Celebrity, hybrid tea, introduced in 1988. Flower size 6.7". It is deep yellow with a hint of red.

- Golden Masterpiece, hybrid tea, introduced in 1954. Flower size is 6.3". It is creamy yellow.

- Medallion, hybrid tea, introduced in 1973. Flower size 6.3". It is pale apricot pink.

- Memoriam, hybrid tea, introduced in 1961. Flower size 5.9". It is pale pink.

- Pristine (this is a favourite of mine), hybrid tea, introduced in 1978. Flower size 6.3". It is mother of pearl in color.

- The Doctor, hybrid tea, introduced in 1936. Flower size 6.3". It is deep pink.

I have a few others that are in the large flower range, just let me know if you would like them. Hope this helps. If you have any questions or need help with any of these, feel free to drop back in! :wink:

Val
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oohmomma
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GrandpaRose thank you so very much...this is so sweet of you, thanks for the marvelous info :D I will print this info out.

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Not a problem! That's what we're here for!! Feel free to stop in again if you need any more help. Have fun! :wink:

Val
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