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Smooth Satin

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.

2010 smooth satin

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.

Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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