I had heard much about the Belinda's Dream shrub rose - a bloom machine
without peer went the reports - so when the local nursery had it
available in their midsummer sale a couple of years ago, I bought two.
One is planted in the main 6a garden, and the other outside the fence
where it is subjected to the coldest temperatures and the most brutal
wind my gardens offer.
After two winters in the ground, I would put the hardiness of an
unprotected Belinda's Dream rose at 6a, barely. The plant in the colder
location is smaller, and slow to start flowering. But once going, it
pretty much catches up with the more protected plant. My plants are now
about 3 ft tall and wide. Based on other information, and on the
gradual build up I am seeing, I expect them to eventually be quite a bit
I have actually heard complaints that Belinda's Dream blooms too much.
I'm not sure what that's about! I love the bloom color, and the near
perfect form, and could not be more delighted to have this plant
producing all the flowers it likes. If it means some deadheading
attention, well I can certainly manage that!
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