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Re: Big Purple, Big Keeper

Post by dannyboy on 10th September 2013, 16:01

Looking forward to this rose this season coming along nice with new growth.

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Post by maree on 10th September 2013, 19:12

Good Danny , keep us posted !!
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Re: Big Purple, Big Keeper

Post by Ozeboy on 11th September 2013, 08:43

I have Big Purple at $15 in 8" pots or $12 bareroot in winter. Have been growing it for 12 years and have never had a problem with it. It's as good as or better than the latest roses on offer today. Definately ticks all the boxes.

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Post by betsyw on 11th September 2013, 08:51

Well, after the initial rave last season, I still love mine, and consider it miles more beautiful and fragrant than the much newer Blackberry Nip. MY Big Purples didn't have a prolific season last year, but what did emerge was so gratifying that I am very happy to have them around. In this second year, I think I will see more blooms.
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Re: Big Purple, Big Keeper

Post by maree on 11th September 2013, 22:40

Thats good to know Ozeboy , is it a good repeat bloomer ?
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Re: Big Purple, Big Keeper

Post by Ozeboy on 12th September 2013, 07:48

BP flushes frequently but does not have blooms throughout
the entire season, one of the very best HT's.

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Re: Big Purple, Big Keeper

Post by maree on 12th September 2013, 20:04

Thanks Ozeboy , better find a spot for it ...
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Re: Big Purple, Big Keeper

Post by dannyboy on 27th July 2014, 16:31

I shifted mine this season to a more open area see how it goes.Read so many great things about this rose I never got much flowers tho and noticed doesnt like the extreme sun and heat.

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Re: Big Purple, Big Keeper

Post by OklahomaDelight on 29th August 2017, 22:31

I've just planted a BP this winter - I can't wait to see how it does! How does it compare with Blackberry Nip?

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