>> I have always loved the Peace rose and although I generally want to avoid
>> "fussing" with hybrid teas have decided to get it. Now, I can't decide
>> whether to get it as a bush or as a climber.
>Some years ago Tom Carruth stated at one of our meetings that it was his
>experience that in most cases the bush form was superior to its climbing
>counterpart. Having noted that and made my own observations since I am
>in full agreement with him.
I agree with the pollen pimp.
>I have not grown the climbing form of Peace
>but have seen it on innumerable occasions and have little doubt that
>unless you are intent on covering up a big space you will find much
>better performance from the bush form.
But if you are intent on covering up a big space, Cl. Peace
is a horse of a rose--far and away the biggest free-standing
monster I have. It seems to have a persnickety attitude about
blooming. Doesn't bloom heavily--just enough for you to know it's
still with the program. I get a big kick outa seeing a 40 mile an
hour wind kick up those 20 foot canes. When they're all loaded
down, it's like slow motion. That's howzcum it's so tough,
it gets lots of exercise. I regularly cut two by fours of it to
fix my deck.