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'Gilbert Nabonnand' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 105-452
most recent 10 SEP HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 SEP by Give me caffeine
I've just given this one a thorough deadheading, after being slack about it for months. It will need a light overall trim soon, but so far hasn't been pruned at all. Despite this it is still maintaining a good form, and has grown to around 1.6 metres (5' 3") high and a bit wider in the 15 months since it was planted.

This is a delightfully easy shrub to work with. You can find a few thorns if you look for them, but I just deadheaded the entire bush while wearing rolled-up sleeves and no gloves. You can even deadhead it without secateurs if you want to, since the pedicels are easy to nip off with just your thumbnail and forefinger.

Even without deadheading it will happily continue to throw out flowers, albeit not quite so prolifically.

The same applies to its sport, 'Peace 1902', and to the unrelated but equally gorgeous 'Safrano'.
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Discussion id : 98-234
most recent 29 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 29 MAR by Give me caffeine
Updated information:

Flowers aren't much chop over summer, but the bush itself still looks good and does it without needing to be fussed over. That, in my opinion, is of primary importance.

Autumn and winter flowers are drop dead gorgeous.

This one is a keeper.
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Discussion id : 90-577
most recent 26 JAN 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 26 JAN 16 by Give me caffeine
The description page says the size is 1.5 metres high by 0.9 metres wide. However, the latest reference for this rose gives the size as "massive" and "nine feet high". Chapman et al describe it as "tall and spreading", implying a width that equals or exceeds the height.

Obviously size will depend on age and growing conditions, but 1.5 x 0.9 metres does seem a bit on the skimpy side.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 26 JAN 16 by Patricia Routley
Perhaps in a cold climate. But mine is almost 9 feet high so we've kept the cold climate 4 feet and added the hot climate 9 feet. I had hoped that those Administrators more intimately involved with the teas would correct these anomalies.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 26 JAN 16 by Give me caffeine
I assume the sport, 1902 'Peace', would grow to similar size. I notice the description page for that one doesn't currently give a size at all.
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Discussion id : 39-175
most recent 5 OCT 09 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 14 SEP 09 by Carlene
Several tea roses "ball" and won't open properly in the spring-time here in humid Houston (Rosette Delizy, Amazone, Mrs. Dudley Cross, Niles Cochet). Does G. Nabonnand have a problem with balling in humid weather? Please let me know, thanks!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 5 OCT 09 by North Houston Roses
I have had G. Nabonnand growing in partial shade for about a year. I got it from the Antique Rose Emporium, so it started out as a larger plant. it is now about 3.5 feet tall and blooms in regular cycles. I have never had any problems with the blooms balling, nor have the thrips been a problem, even though they were quite bad on some of my other varieties this year
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