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'Mrs. Dudley Cross' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 98-248
most recent 29 MAR 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 29 MAR 17 by Give me caffeine
Updated information:

This one hasn't got off to a particularly fast start, which is not that surprising as it was one of the smallest when I got it.

However, progress is steady and the bush is healthy. It looks like it will do well with more time.
Discussion id : 94-426
most recent 16 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 AUG 16 by Give me caffeine
Got to sniff mine, after the bees knocked off for the day. I wouldn't call it strong (have to disagree with Chapman et al here) and agree with HMF's rating of moderate. It's a good scent though. Very distinct Tea coming through, with a few fruity and floral bits to back it up.
Discussion id : 93-577
most recent 19 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 JUN 16 by Give me caffeine
The description page for this one says "Height of 3' to 7' (90 to 215 cm). Width of up to 35" (up to 90 cm)".

Billy warned me that when laying out a bed I should allow "at least" a 3 metre circle for this rose. Maurizio Usai says his is 3 metres tall by 4.5 metres across. Carlene said hers was 3 metres tall by 2.5 metres across.

Perhaps the description page should be edited to show a maximum size of around 3 metres high and 4 metres across.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 JUN 16 by Patricia Routley
Sounds right to me. I am sure people realise that the small sizes are for cooler climates and the taller ones are for warm climates. My bushes are much closer to the cooler size of 90 x 90cm.
Discussion id : 89-667
most recent 8 DEC 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 DEC 15 by scvirginia
The description of 'Mrs Dudley Cross' says that it is double (17-25 petals), but the photos seem to show more petals than that. I wonder if someone who grows this rose would mind doing a petal count to verify or improve the description?

Reply #1 of 2 posted 8 DEC 15 by Patricia Routley
I am sure the authors of Tea Roses: Old Roses for Warm gardens would have counted. We've added their 60-100 petal count to the main page.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 8 DEC 15 by scvirginia
Thanks so much- I'm sure they'd have counted also...

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