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'R. centifolia cristata' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 103-834
most recent 1 AUG HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 AUG by Sambolingo
Available from - Old Market Farm
www.oldmarketfarm.com
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Discussion id : 102-691
most recent 15 JUL HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 JUL by scvirginia
From The Floricultural Cabinet, October 1st, 1838, pp.228:
A List of the most Superb Roses in the Varied Classes. Selected by Mr. Charles Wood, Maresfield Nursery, Uckfield, Sussex.
An abridged List of Select Roses.
PROVENCE ROSES.
Fringed or crested Moss, large bright rose colour, with beautiful crested buds.
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Discussion id : 65-468
most recent 13 MAY SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 30 JUN 12 by Leene
This is a really great rose. It only grows in short spurts but has defended itself admirably against insect damage during a very heavy aphid infestation this spring. The flowers are beautiful and last for a long time on the plant. I recommend it highly!
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 12 MAY by Gdisaz10
How is the bush of this rose? In my climate it does not grow very much and remains small. Does any of you have one that has reached the size indicated?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 12 MAY by Leene
Pretty small compared to my other roses. I've had it since the fall of 2011 and it's not even two feet tall. The canes do have a tendency to flop, though.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 13 MAY by jedmar
It is about 5 feet in our garden in zone 7b. Height might also depend on the understock used.
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Discussion id : 74-567
most recent 21 JUN 14 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 15 OCT 13 by Jay-Jay
Why is this once flowering rose rated twice with exellent for "Bloom frequency"?
Is there a repeat flowering sport of this rose? Or is the description wrong?
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 21 JUN 14 by Leene
I think it's because for a once-bloomer it produces a lot of buds and has a relatively long bloom time.
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 21 JUN 14 by Jay-Jay
Thank You Leene... but isn't that the case too with many once-flowering (old) roses?
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 21 JUN 14 by Leene
I'm probably not the best person to answer, because my rose garden is only four years old...I can only vouch for my own opinion, but if I see a two-year old Madame Hardy produce 25 flower buds that pop up and mature over the course of several weeks as opposed to a Konigin von Danemark of the same age, which produces only 2 flowers, maybe I would consider Madame Hardy as having excellent bloom frequency. I guess that should fall under the category of "bloom quantity," though!

Leaving the category blank would probably be better, but it's a shame if the rose gets marked as "poor" for bloom frequency when it's only doing what it's supposed to do. I'm not sure if that's what other people think they give a once-bloomer high marks for bloom frequency.
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 21 JUN 14 by Jay-Jay
With Your last phrase, You make a point!
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