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Discussion id : 98-308
most recent 1 APR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 APR by NikosR
My european sourced ex-Beales "Adam" which I have reason to speculate is the same with what Beales are selling as "Mme Berard" suffers from horrible powdery mildew affliction during spring and fall, which coincides with its main flowering periods. I have relegated it to a remote edgeof my property where I don't have to look at the sorry state of its leaves every day.. I would be interested to know if others have the same experience.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 APR by billy teabag
When our plant was younger, it was susceptible to mildew but it has become more disease resistant with age.
One of the things I've noticed about this rose is that it tends to set hips very readily and towards the end of of a profuse flowering flush, as it starts to make hips, its disease resistance is at its lowest. If I remove the spent blooms conscientiously, it makes strong new growth and remains in good health. If I don't deadhead, it makes beautiful big hips - lots of them - begins to look a bit poorly and starts dropping leaves.
In our climate, if it defoliates in summer, it is then vulnerable to sun scorch on the stems and needs to be nursed back to health.
Despite this, I'd hate to be without "Not Adam probably Mme Berard". Its blooms are so very beautiful. Exquisitely so. It can take some shade and one of the best plants I've seen is at Ruston's Roses in Renmark, South Australia, where it grows very happily in a dense shrubbery with a cool root run and partial shade that gives some relief from the blazing summer sun.
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Discussion id : 80-764
most recent 28 SEP 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 SEP 14 by CybeRose
Gardening Illustrated 6: 330 (Sept 13, 1884)
Tea Rose Adam.—This is one of the most useful Roses in cultivation, and I venture to say that some of these days it will stand in the front rank of Roses grown more for the continuous supply of buds and flowers which they yield than for the decorative effect which they are capable of affording. My first acquaintance with this Rose was made on the Continent some years ago, where, in s. large establishment, the back wall of a Camellia house was devoted to Tea Roses, amongst which were some plants of Adam. All the kinds planted there did well, and gave a large amount of bloom, but there were periods when they were out of bloom with the exception of Adam, which always furnished a bud or two in times of need, and often caused the remark to be made that it was worth all the other varieties put together. It is, however, only fair to say that that favourite of the market growers, Niphetos, did not have a place there; but although Adam scarcely ranks so high as that popular kind, it comes next to it, and the two should always be found in company, forming, as they do, a good contrast as regards colour. I cannot think of two better kinds for a small greenhouse than these two Teas, and I am sure amateurs would find them more satisfactory than Maréchal Niel, which, glorious Rose though it is, is not so well fitted for small houses, and its flowering season is far too short for those who like to cut a Rose every few days through the spring, summer, and autumn months. Speaking of Tea Roses the other day to a friend, a large rower of them, he confirmed my good opinion of Adam, but considers it to be quite distinct from President. This is a matter of some importance, and a point which should be cleared up, as if there are two distinct Roses under the same name, it may be that the true Adam is often not obtainable, and that some disappointment may be the result, that is supposing the two kinds not to be equal in general good properties. What is the opinion of Rose growers in reference to this matter?
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Discussion id : 80-112
most recent 23 AUG 14 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 23 AUG 14 by CybeRose
The Garden 17: 398 (May 1, 1880)

President (sent out by Mr. W. Paul, of Waltham Cross, in 1860); growth moderate; colour, rose with salmon shade; flowers large, moderately full, much resembling Adam; Mr. Paul, the disseminator, states that this is an American variety, but I am unable to learn by whom it was originated.
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Discussion id : 53-887
most recent 1 MAY 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 MAY 11 by John Hook
Roseraie de L'Hay has a rose by the name of president that isn't remotely like the adam/Mme Berard clone
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