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'Lady of Shalott' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 107-763
most recent 2 FEB 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 FEB 18 by Anita silicon valley
This is one amazing rose! My bush as of yesterday ( Feb. 1st ) has 15 big buds and two opened blossoms and is very healthy. It is always in bloom in zone 9, San Francisco area. The bush is aboiut two years old.
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Discussion id : 105-360
most recent 6 SEP 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 SEP 17 by BarbaraG SE Virginia
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Discussion id : 67-578
most recent 18 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 15 OCT 12 by Jukka K
Lady of Shalott has performed exceptionally well in my garden in Southern Finland (about Z4). It is thus far the most vigorous and healthiest of the 7-8 Austin cultivars I have tried here. Even in our cool summers it grows vigorously, and the blooms open despite cold and rain. Does well in a spot with heavy clay soil. No sign whatsoever of disease.
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Reply #1 of 24 posted 24 NOV 12 by Fredrik
Thanks, Jukka! So, you are saying no balling despite the rain? How long would you say the flowers last?
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Reply #2 of 24 posted 25 NOV 12 by Jukka K
Well, I wouldn't say NO balling, but not much. In rain the flowers don't open completely but they still open to deep cups and look pretty good to me. In cool weather they last about 4-5 days, I think.
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Reply #3 of 24 posted 25 NOV 12 by Jay-Jay
The same experience over here. That in contrary, how the Wedgewood Rose behaves: Nodding and balling and almost no growth. But both proved very winterhardy!
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Reply #4 of 24 posted 25 NOV 12 by Fredrik
Thanks! This year I have shovel pruned a number of roses due to balling in these wet summers we seem to have to live with: Wasagaming is gone. Claire Austin too. Even Stanwell Perpetual is balling somewhat, but I refuse to get rid of that one. But there is one which has been incredible despite the cold and the rain: Nevada. Not the healthiest but non-stop saucer-sized flowers with no weather problems. Penny Lane is also great and long lasting with great scent. Schloss Ippenburg and Arhur Bell are both said to be tough despite rain as well, and flowers do not drop in a day. Both are on their way here. Unfortunately, it is hard to know what roses really are rain resistant as very few retailers mention it, as few report here in the assessments. Tips are more than welcome.
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Reply #5 of 24 posted 26 NOV 12 by Jay-Jay
Prince Jardinier/Schloss Ippenburg:
is very healthy, a vigorous plant (up to 1,8 m),has a beautifull form, a very nice fragrance (see the awards), and shows no balling. If that mightn't reason enough to plant it... it lasts long on a vase.
Needs some winterprotection and planting the bud union deep enough(appr.8cm)
Lichtkönigin Lucia and my Moonlight LCL from Kordes are also very rain resistant.
Erinnerung an Brod too.
And a real stunner, continuously flowering continuously, despite the rain, is Ingrid Bergman. Also a very good form, fragrant, no balling, excellent vaselife and a vigorous very healthy plant up to 1,8 m in one season.
Sharifa Asma behaves well too, relatively small plant, but very winterhardy and exquisite perfume... no balling.
As for (not) balling,or good rain resistance: Hot Chocolate is good too! Just like Kronenbourg(Cl.), Scharlachglut and Bolchoï.
I hope this helps.
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Reply #6 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Fredrik
Wow! Thanks Jay! Very, very appreciated! A lot of new (to me) varieties as well, which makes it all the better. Santa will be kind to you. /Fredrik
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Reply #7 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Jay-Jay
You're welcome!
And no, no kindness of Santa... in The Netherlands, we have "Sinterklaas" (Sint Nicolaas) from Spain, with his helpers "Zwarte Pieten". And gift-evening on december 5.
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Reply #8 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Fredrik
:-) Ah, European diversity at its best: easy to experience without having to give up ones own celebration.

PS. I think I found another excellent option which is rain resistant as well: Acapella by Tantau.
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Reply #9 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Lyn G
Fredrick...

Just maybe HMF can help you view other roses that are said to be "rain tolerant". If you do an ADVANCED SEARCH and click on GROWING and then click on GROWING at the top of the page again to take you to the right section of the pop up, click on RAIN TOLERANT, CONTINUE and SEARCH. You will get about 4 pages of results.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #10 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Fredrik
Thanks Lyn!

Have looked but could not find that search option previously. Will give it another try.

Smiles,

Fredrik
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Reply #11 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Jay-Jay
I agree, that that feature is hidden well. But a very nice-one!
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Reply #13 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Lyn G
Fredrik .......

It's not hidden. Site users just have to experiment with the various features on HMF to find the treasure trove of information on HMF.

As a premium member, you can even do ADVANCED SEARCHES on more than one criteria. For example, you can select the rain tolerant characteristic and click CONTINUE, then, if you want, you can select CLASS (click CONTINUE), and then .... lol ... you can select COLOR (click CONTINUE). After you have selected your criteria, then click SEARCH. Having more than one criteria selected narrows the search results. For some searches it is very useful to narrow the search.

The way HMF often finds out if a rose is "rain tolerant", "heat tolerant" and more is often through site users COMMENTS because as you have mentioned in one of your previous posts, this information is generally not published. Please let us know about any other roses where we can add this kind of information.

I honestly believe it is the site users who add incredible value to the HMF database by sharing their experiences with the roses in their gardens.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #14 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Lyn G
Oh... I forgot to add to my previous post ...

What roses did you shovel prune due to balling ? We can add that information to the growing section on those roses and the information may be useful to other site users.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #17 of 24 posted 28 NOV 12 by Fredrik
Thanks Lyn! I have tried all you advised and it is very helpful. But as you rightly mention, a lot of the rain tolerance is never mentioned so I believe a range of varieties will not show up in searches. Let´s hope we get more registered experiences.

The roses I shovel pruned were Wasagaming (for constant balling) and Claire Austin for hopelessly weak flowers that just fell apart in the rain. Stanwell Perpetual is only 'half balling' so to speak so no unambiguous assessment there.

As for the rain resistant roses I have found which were not mentioned in descriptions nor in member ratings are Arthur Bell, Dortmund, Trier and Lavaglut. Nevada was mentioned in the member ratings, just as the other varieties mentioned earlier.

Cheers,

Fredrik
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Reply #18 of 24 posted 28 NOV 12 by Lyn G
Thank you, Fredrik. I have updated the rose pages.

In time, we will have more of this kind of information as site users share their experience.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #21 of 24 posted 28 NOV 12 by Jay-Jay
A tip: look at the Member Ratings for a rose You like, and there is a good indication, how rain tolerant a rose is. And if it's mentioned in Member Comments, by members, that live in a wet climate, You might have an indication.
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Reply #23 of 24 posted 29 NOV 12 by Fredrik
Thanks Jay-Jay! I always do that. :-)

Cheers,

Fredrik
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Reply #15 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Lyn G
Thank you, Jay-Jay. I have added the "rain tolerant" plant characteristic to each of the roses you have mentioned in this post.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #16 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Jay-Jay
Lyn,
It wasn't clear to me, that those blue words, were meant to click on, in order to get other features!
That's why I mentioned it well hidden.
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Reply #19 of 24 posted 28 NOV 12 by Lyn G
Jay-Jay......

Now I understand. Just so that you know, when you see something in blue on HMF, that is an active link.

For example, if you were to click on the LINEAGE tab for a rose, you would see the names of the roses included in the parentage in blue. You can click on the name of the rose and it will take you to the rose page in the HMF database. This is consistent throughout the HMF databse. So, if you see blue, click it.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Reply #20 of 24 posted 28 NOV 12 by Jay-Jay
Oops ofcourse! I did that so many times before in the lineage, but it never popped up in my mind to click on the blue words above the text... I think I expected Tabs as on main pages, or blocks like there are with reply, delete or add photo. The least I can do, is saying: thank You for explaining.
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Reply #12 of 24 posted 27 NOV 12 by Jukka K
Southern Finland is drier than Holland or southern Norway, so balling is not a very frequent problem here. At my location the average annual precipitation is only 600-650 mm. Last summer was quite rainy and e.g. Wasagaming struggled to open its flowers. Normally it's fine. Also, we don't have very much black spot here. Only the most sensitive varieties defoliate badly in rainy summers. I had quite bad defoliation in Louise Odier and John Davis last summer.
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Reply #22 of 24 posted 28 NOV 12 by Fredrik
Well, lucky you! In June and August we had approx. 100 mm and July 150 mm. That is around 50 % of what you get in a year. So, you see rain tolerant roses are a must to at all enjoy them over here. And as the little time we have without rain is best spent doing other things than spraying roses, those that do not cut it have to go. No mercy. :-)
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Reply #24 of 24 posted 18 JUL 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Does well in my heavy clay soil as 2nd-year-own-root, no diseases.
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Discussion id : 92-889
most recent 13 FEB 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 20 MAY 16 by raingreen
Does Lady of Shalott produce ornamental hips?

Thanks, Nate
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Reply #1 of 9 posted 21 MAY 16 by Jay-Jay
Not particularly. It sets very few hips. Last year just one on 3 mature plants. I didn't deadhead.
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Reply #2 of 9 posted 21 MAY 16 by raingreen
Thanks Jay-Jay for your help!! Nate
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Reply #3 of 9 posted 21 MAY 16 by Jay-Jay
You're welcome Nate!
Maybe I can post photo's, when it sets hips this year.
At least this rose doesn't nod... and until now very healthy.
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Reply #4 of 9 posted 12 FEB 17 by Jay-Jay
Last year, no hips, whilst A Shropshire Lad and other Austins planted next to it did. Constance Spry produces a bulk of OP hips.
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Reply #5 of 9 posted 12 FEB 17 by raingreen
Constance Spry is one of the all-time greats. I'll never forget a garden up in Mendocino where CS, grown on a 50/50 manure/soil mix, was littered with HUGE flowers. Mesmerizing.
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Reply #6 of 9 posted 12 FEB 17 by Jay-Jay
On HMF there is this awesome photo of Constance Spry:
http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.34260
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Reply #7 of 9 posted 13 FEB 17 by raingreen
Yes, I believe the planting at Pixar Studios was at the behest of Steve Jobs, another rose lover :-)
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Reply #8 of 9 posted 13 FEB 17 by Andrew from Dolton
Incredible picture. This is by far the best way to grow 'Constance Spry' it makes a difficult floppy bush with great long stems hardly able to support themselves but so elegant when grown as a climber.
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Reply #9 of 9 posted 13 FEB 17 by Jay-Jay
As a pillar, it is by no means to be sneezed at too!
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