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The Old Rosarian
Discussion id : 13-935
most recent 6 SEP 06 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 SEP 06 by Rose-A-Lynn
This is a question for The Old Rosarian:I am thinking of getting "Johann Strauss" for my rose bed. Are the branches loose and droopy (like, Martine Guillot, or Graham Thomas) or are they strong enough to stand upright and be good for as a vase flower. Also, your site says it is BLACK SPOT PRONE,  whereas I have seen elsewhere that they claim it to be highly disease resistant. Any explanations?? I saw your photos of it on Help Me Find. They were great. I would appreciate any info you can give me regarding this rose, as well as whether you think it would be a good choice for my rose bed. I live in Raleigh, NC and I have 27 rose bushes. Thank you.Rose-A-Lynn
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 6 SEP 06 by The Old Rosarian
I have two Johann Strauss because I really like this rose. However I did get mine from the local nursery and who knows what the plants went through befrore I got them. This rose starts out healthy but by mid summer it has got black spot in my Pacific Northwest garden. It certainly puts out the flowers and they look attractive at all stages. The fragrance is also strong and it makes a tidy 3 foot bush and the canes are upright. In my opinion, this is one of the better Romanticas. I planted mine close to a garden bench because it always has flowers on it. I don't spray and the black spot doesn't seem to make any difference to this rose as it just keeps growing on. If I find a rose nursery that carries Johann Strauss I will definately get another.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 SEP 06 by Rose-A-Lynn

I found that Roses Unlimited, in Laurens, SC, carries them. They have some left and are still shipping them growing in pots. Here is a link to their site: http://www.rosesunlimitedownroot.com/  . 


 The person I spoke with is their horticulturalist. I ordered one today.  I am wonderfing whether the greater amount of rainfall in your area has an effect, especially with no spraying.


Your account of its continuing blooms sounds like it is worth having.

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Discussion id : 10-975
most recent 8 FEB 06 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 24 JAN 06 by david*dahlia
Hi!
I'm very interested in what your favorite roses are. It's great to find someone whose tastes seem to be the same as mine, but who has had much, much greater exposure to roses and all that's available, plus experience in growing them. I think we all love lists from serious rosarians, anyways!
Emily
P.S. You take the most gorgeous close-up pictures of roses. Also, can't wait until your site is finished.
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 7 FEB 06 by Unregistered Guest
Greetings Emily,
I have found that gardener's favourite roses are those that appeal to them, do well and have a strong fragrance. However what is a perfect rose in my garden may not be in another person garden. I grow roses under difficult conditions, sandy soil will with small stones and gale force winds off the sea. I have learned that Kordes roses do very well for me because he breeds for the northern part of Germany which just happens to be like my area. Poulsen is another breeder which concentrates on the smaller bush roses and his also do well. Don't forget that some countries in Europe have banned the cosmetic use of sprays and so the rose breeders have to produce roses that have very good disease resistance. Another couple of breeders which I like a lot are the two Americans Carruth and Boerner. I don't think you could go wrong with any of theirs. The French breeder Meilland also puts out some excellent roses especially his Romantica Series. And Finally David Austin is breeding much better roses than when he first started. Any rose he bred after 2000 has done well in my garden. I guess my desert island choice would have to be the following:

    Modern shrubs
  • Bonica 82
  • Appleblossom Flower Carpet
  • Golden Wings
  • Out of esteryear
  • Baby Blanket

    Climbers
  • Aloha
  • Antique 89
  • Autumn Sunset
  • Dublin Bay
  • Royal Sunset
  • Sombrieul
  • Westerland

    Hybrid Teas
  • Burgund 81
  • Belami
  • Elina
  • Frederick Mistral
  • Memorial Day Rose
  • Savoy Hotel
  • Warm Wishes

    FloribundasCarribean
  • Evening Star
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Miami Moon
  • Tournament of Roses

    Austins
  • Abraham Darby
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • James Galway
  • Molineux
  • William Morris

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Reply #2 of 3 posted 7 FEB 06 by HelpMeFind.com/Roses
Lynnette,

Your post has given us an idea - what do you think of a "Favorite Plants" tab for everyone's garden listing ?
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 8 FEB 06 by The Old Rosarian
Sounds like good idea . Would be a wisdom to make sure the person tells us what zone they garden in and perhaps why they like the particular rose.
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Discussion id : 6-673
most recent 20 JUL 04 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 20 JUL 04 by Anonymous-94463
Thank you so much for posting all of the helpful photos. I appreciate so much having these reference photos at Help Me Find.

Nancy Volle
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Discussion id : 1-852
most recent 20 MAY 03 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 MAY 03 by Unregistered Guest
Truly inspirational to a neophyte! Someone gave me a plant which was labeled Rosendorf, and I have not been able to find a picture to confirm, nor anyone who was familiar with the rose. Do you have any specific information? I would be appreciative of anything that you could tell me.
Thanks,
Arlene
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 MAY 03 by Anonymous-797
The rose you are looking for is called Rosendorf Sparrieshoop and it is a large shrub. In my garden it was prone to blackspot but the flowers are very feminine and the rose was vigorous. It is constantly in bloom and also very hardy. I liked it so much I tried three of them, they didn't die ,just got blackspot
Here is a picture of it from the web.
http://www.na.sakura.ne.jp/~sho/rose/p/cd15/077.html
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