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Smooth Satin (also known as Hadsatin) was purchased to replace Sunbright, which died during the winter of 2008-2009. I planted it somewhat more to the front of the front yard foundation bed. I purchased it as a potted rose and it was in bloom. It's a tad unusual in that it has almost no thorns. Here it is in bloom, still in the pot, just before planting..
And here it is, planted and already growing a new bud.
The new bud has bloomed at the end of July.
During 2010, Smooth Satin produced a grand total of one bloom, at the end of August. I have a feeling that next year it's not going to be around.
In 2011, Smooth Satin was late to leaf-out and was quite underwhelming even into the middle of May. Given how much trouble I've had with roses in that spot since Brigadoon died, I decided that enough was enough. Smooth Satin has now joined the list of roses that I've had and lost (the roots, when I yanked it out, were pretty pathetic). That spot is now occupied with a new daylily that should do well as the daylily that it's next to, Plum Perfect, has done spectacularly.
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